Social Responsibility

Betsson places ‘responsibility & social commitments’ at forefront of its landmark SHL sponsorship

Betsson AB announces its ‘biggest sports sponsorship’ to date, confirming that it has become the ‘lead sponsor and exclusive betting partner’ of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).   “Betsson is one of the leading gaming companies in the Nordics and its roots go as far back as 1963. As the main sponsor, Betsson, together with SHL, will add to the …

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Novomatic deepens commitment to addiction research

Novomatic has united with the Medical University of Vienna as it continues to place a key focus on social responsibility. As part of the partnership, Novomatic has committed €120,000 and two further years to addiction research and therapy at the university. The firm has been working with the Medical University of Vienna – known as MedUni Vienna – in the field …

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Safer Environments… Kindred sponsors development of ‘Gambling Therapy’ app for Nordic markets

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has backed the development and translation of a free ‘Gambling Therapy’ app for its Nordic home markets. The app has been co-developed by Kindred and international gambling support/charity group Gambling Therapy. “The Gambling Therapy app is free and has been designed to help those that are struggling with problem gambling by providing easy access information and …

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Sportradar places ‘player education’ at the forefront of legacy DFL partnership

The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), the governing body of German professional football leagues has expanded its ‘Together Against Match-Fixing’ programme with sorts data, intelligence and content provider Sportradar Working in partnership with Sportradar, the DFL will expand its integrity workshops programme for Bundesliga syndicated football clubs Seeking to diminish match-fixing factors and dynamics across German football development, the DFL has …

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Australian bookmakers show ‘no harmony’ in developing a new responsibility framework

Industry rifts appear to be hampering the progress of Australia developing a national self-exclusion policy for betting consumers. This weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reported that Ladbrokes Australia had split with industry standards association Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) on the co-development of a new national responsibility framework. Working with online bookmakers, RWA seeks to develop stronger reforms which will …

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Luckia backs Galician development for start of new Spanish football season

Ahead of the start of La Liga’s new football season (17 August), Spanish bookmaker Luckia has outlined its commitment to developing and improving Galician football. A subsidiary of Grupo EGASA, one of Galicia’s biggest employers, Luckia has launched its “A Xogada” project in partnership with the Galician Football Federation (RFG). Starting with Spain’s football season for 2018/19 and beyond, Luckia …

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GambleAware backs Scottish Youth Problem Gambling Initiative – Fast Forward

Industry charity GambleAware has invested £750,000 in Scottish youth problem gambling charity counterpart Fast Forward. The grant will see Fast Forward establish Scotland’s ‘Gambling Education Hub’, based on the ‘Gambling Education Toolkit’ developed by the charity last year. The Hub seeks to extend the scope and scale of gambling education, awareness, training and support offered by organisations. A core target, for …

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Mark Frissora – Caesars future growth must be guided by responsibility & diversity commitments

Nasdaq-listed Caesars Entertainment Corporation has released its ninth ‘Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR Report’, detailing its sustained commitment to its employees., communities and wider stakeholders. The US gambling group continues its corporate guidance under the ‘People, Planet, Play’ framework which seeks to deliver a positive corporate impact on society. ‘People, Planet, Play’ focuses on five core responsibility dynamics; improving employee …

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AGA places ‘responsibility first’ in new Code of Conduct

US industry trade body The American Gaming Association (AGA) has updated its ‘Code of Conduct’ mandate placing a higher emphasis on stakeholder social responsibility obligations, as the US gambling market expands post PASPA. AGA governance presented the updated code at the ‘Responsible Gaming Education Week – Las Vegas’ event, which featured representatives from the University of Las Vegas, BMM Testlabs, …

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Dr Heather Wardle: A sustained effort to understand gambling harms

Last month the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) published a report that aimed to gauge a greater understanding of the full range of harms gambling can have on society. In collaboration with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware, the report examined how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood. SBC caught up with the report’s lead …

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