Social Responsibility

GambleAware announces Machu Picchu charity fundraiser trek

Machu Picchu

GambleAware, the official charity for this year’s SBC Awards, has announced a trek around ancient Peruvian site Machu Picchu to raise awareness about gambling related harm. The experience, which will take place from 6-15 October in 2018, will be run by GambleAware’s trekking partner Charity Challenge, an organisation with 16 years experience in delivering treks to thousands of fundraisers. An …

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George Kidd – The Senet Group – Squabbling helps no-one

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Senet Group, the lead responsibility body for gambling in the UK, has marked the first Responsible Gambling Week by launching its Quarter Four awareness campaign. This will include stand-alone responsible gambling advertising at a number of live football matches and 2,000 more adverts across channels that are known to be popular with those who are likely to gamble online. George …

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Industry heads unite behind Responsible Gambling Week

Placing social responsibility at the forefront of the industry, the first ever ‘Responsible Gambling Week’ (RG Week – 12-18 October) has been met with great enthusiasm by sector stakeholders. Driven by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), every vertical of the UK gambling industry (arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers, casinos and digital) will take initiative in driving the message of …

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Whole industry getting behind Responsible Gambling Week

The first Responsible Gambling Week has launched today with members of every sector of the gambling industry in Great Britain joining forces to raise the discussion around problem gambling. The gambling industry has been quick to embrace it on social media with many sharing official Responsible Gambling Week videos or creating bespoke ones, such as William Hill has done with …

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Industry pulls together for Responsible Gambling Week

For the first time ever, the gambling industry in Great Britain is coming together to support the launch of Responsible Gambling Week. This national, cross-industry awareness campaign will run from 12th – 18th October 2017 and will aim to get everyone talking about what it means to gamble responsibly. Responsible Gambling Week, which is led by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling …

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‘Failings of 888 shouldn’t undermine the importance of self-exclusion schemes’ pleads The Senet Group

Industry watchdog, The Senet Group has argued that the failings of 888 shouldn’t undermine the importance of self-exclusion schemes as a way of preventing or managing problem gambling. The London-based independent body provides a self-exclusion scheme that covers all British bookmakers and allows a person to exclude themselves from multiple locations with a single call to the team. Senet states …

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GambleAware provides guidance for evaluating responsible gambling

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GambleAware, the UK charity committed to minimising gambling related harm, has published a set of resources to help the industry evaluate its responsible gambling initiatives. These published resources have been aimed at executives who want to better understand the shaping of harm minimisation and managers who are running trials or pilot campaigns to counter the problem, as well as corporate …

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Senet Group calls for industry to help RGSB’s Responsible Gaming study

Industry-independent watchdog, The Senet Group has called for gambling stakeholders to back the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), in its efforts to establish a better understanding and overall knowledge of responsible gambling. Set-up in 2016, the RGSB has proposed a three-year strategy to promote responsibility in gambling and to reduce or mitigate gambling-related harm. The RGSB’s is intending to publish …

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The Senet Group details success in core messaging of ‘When the Fun Stops’ campaign

Issuing a market update, industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has published the results of its survey measuring public awareness of responsible gambling messages relating to its ‘When the Fun Stops’ campaign. Officially launched in2015 ‘When the Fun Stops’ was the Senet Group’s first UK-wide national marketing campaign. Public awareness of core messages is the highest on record, with between …

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GambleAware secures record breaking £8 million, but charity urges industry stakeholders for deeper contribution

Updating the media and markets, Industry charity GambleAware has today confirmed that it has raised record-breaking £8 million in the 12 months ending 31st March 2017. However, despite the upturn in its funding, the charity has detailed that the figure still represents a 20% shortfall of the target set by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board. An industry policy and best practices …

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