Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

All-in Diversity Project strikes strategic partnership with NOGA

The All-in Diversity Project has gained the support of the Netherlands Online Gaming Association (NOGA) as a part of a new strategic partnership, enhancing its reach across continental Europe. As a partner of NOGA, the All-in Diversity Project will be able to leverage valuable information, webinars and training on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion to the association’s members, as well as …

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BetKnowMore gains charity status to fill gambling disorders’ support gap 

BetKnowMore (BKM) has launched its charity initiative aimed at placing training, education and lived experience at the heart of treatment and recovery from gambling disorders.  Led by chief executive Frankie Graham, since 2013 BKM has operated a treatment support consultancy providing specialised training for diverse stakeholders handling the psychological and socio complexities of problem gambling.   Launching its UK charity status, …

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GambleAware recommends that gambling prevalence research should move online

GambleAware has published ‘commissioned research’ to clarify fragmented data, insights and analysis of the UK’s gambling participation and its associated prevalence of related harms.  The research, undertaken by Professor Patrick Sturgis and Professor Jouni Kuha of the London School of Economics, was commissioned by GambleAware following concerns about discrepancies between a YouGov 2019 survey and ‘2018 Health Survey for England’.  …

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Australia’s Alliance for Gambling Reform completes CEO search

The Board of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, one of the most prominent responsible gambling awareness organisations in Australia, has appointed Gordon Ramsay as its new CEO. Prior to joining the Alliance, Ramsay championed a gambling reform agenda as Attorney General of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) between 2016 and 2020, resulting in a 20% reduction in poker machines – …

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YGAM makes three board additions in diversity commitment

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has confirmed the appointments of three new board members as part of a commitment to enhance the diversity of its leadership. Christina Okorocha, Anne Casey and Kwaku Owusu-Ansah have all been appointed by the Charity Board as part of a target drive to recruit education specialists and young professionals from ethnic minority …

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British horse racing makes commitment to diversity and inclusion

British horse racing’s leading authorities have made a commitment to improving diversity and inclusion within the sport in order to ensure it continues to ‘grow and thrive in the future’. The new commitment will build on existing initiatives employed by the sector to promote diversity, including community engagement, education activity and charitable work. Stating that British horse racing is ‘proud …

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GamCare warns of ‘imminent need’ to address gambling harm among under-18s

GamCare has argued there is an ‘imminent need’ to discuss gambling-related harm among young people, with more than 7 in 10 (71.5%) calls to the National Gambling Helpline from under-18s being from those directly experiencing an issue with gambling. These calls came from young people struggling with a gambling-related issue personally, as opposed to 20% expressing concern about a friend …

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All-in Diversity Project announces survey into pandemic DEI impacts

The All-in Diversity Project (AiDP) has launched an industry-first survey examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) in the betting and gaming industry. Initiated globally, the survey is free for all participants and will allow employees and employers to share their thoughts and experiences on how the pandemic has affected their attitudes and approach …

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GamCare links with Samaritans in suicide-awareness partnership

National gambling support charity GamCare has partnered with suicide prevention group Samaritans, to develop a new range of awareness raising training materials for betting and gaming operators. The training tools will focus on developing awareness of gambling-related suicide and assist betting company staff with enhancing the skills and confidence needed to support at-risk customers. GamCare also emphasised that 11% of …

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32Red strikes landmark Rangers sponsorship extension

Betting brand 32Red – part of the Kindred Group – will continue as the front-of-shirt sponsor of Scottish Premiership team Rangers, securing the largest sponsorship agreement in the club’s history. As part of the contract, 32Red will appear on the front of both Rangers’ home and away shirts, whilst sister brand Unibet will also feature on players’ jerseys during domestic …

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