Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

GamCare launches campus focused Big Deal campaign 

GamCare has launched it’s Big Deal’ campaign, advising university students of the risks of problem gambling and the support networks available to help those concerned with gambling harms.  Big Deal has been launched as university students return to campus, following the disruption of 2020 and 2021’s COVID-19’s lockdown on student life. The youth campaign has been designed on the recommendations …

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KSA launches consultation on problem gambling data 

As the Dutch market opens up from today, Mindway AI will support its customers across the Netherlands by rolling out its responsible gambling solutions.

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has launched a consultation to gather insights on how operator data should be collated and interpreted to help combat gambling addiction.    Under the terms of the KOA regime, which launched the Netherlands regulated online gambling marketplace on 1 October, all licensed operators are ‘obliged to systematically register and analyse data relating to the …

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Mindway AI rolls out responsible gambling solutions across Dutch market

As the Dutch market opens up from today, Mindway AI will support its customers across the Netherlands by rolling out its responsible gambling solutions.

As the Dutch market opens up from today, Mindway AI will support its customers across the Netherlands by rolling out its responsible gambling solutions. Mindway AI, which was acquired by Better Collective earlier this year, will support operators across the Dutch market by supplying its GameScanner solution to help “identify at-risk and problem gamblers early and accurately”. In addition, customers …

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PHE indicates gambling harms interlinked cost with mental wellbeing

Ministers and betting leadership will be reviewing the findings of the ‘Gambling-related harms evidence review’ paper published today by Public Health England (PHE). In 2019, PHE was instructed to review gambling’s societal harms as a departmental duty, following on from DCMS’ review of FOBTs and social responsibility measures. In its remit, PHE was asked to examine the social impact of …

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GAMSTOP reports 25% increase in self-exclusion rates during 2021 

GAMSTOP has disclosed a dramatic increase in registrations to its free national gambling self-exclusion scheme recorded during 2021.  Publishing its bi-annual review, GAMSTOP said that it had registered 40,000 people with its self-exclusion service during the first six months of 2021. The figure represents a 25% increase on 2020 comparatives, as total GAMSTOP self-exclusion registrants stand at 218,000. A breakdown …

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EU Lotto fined £760k by UKGC for AML and social responsibility failings

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken regulatory action against Lottoland operator EU Lotto, fining the firm £760,000 for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.  An investigation by the regulator concluded on 2 September that the company had failed to properly implement Commission’s formal customer interaction guidance, such as neglecting to recognise frequently changing deposit limits as an indicator of …

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Yorkshire nets £800k to launch community-focused safer gambling programme

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has awarded Yorkshire and the Humber £800,000 to develop its community-focused gambling harm prevention and support programme.  The region’s funding forms part of the UKGC’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms – in which public health directors will develop a customised programme treating problem gambling harms across the eight counties forming Yorkshire and the Humber. …

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Parimatch links with Oleksandr Usyk in responsible gaming tie-up

Parimatch Tech has further strengthened its portfolio of major sports partners, signing a responsible gaming agreement with Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk. As a result of the new partnership, the undefeated heavyweight fighter from Simferopol, Crimea will become the operator’s first brand ambassador for its Responsible Gaming Project.  The sports betting and gaming tech developer has reiterated its commitment to following …

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BetBlocker achieves ‘clear objective’ with Dutch language service

UK-registered safer gambling charity BetBlocker has announced the launch of its Dutch language app and technical support service.  Identifying the expansion of the BetBlocker service into other languages as a ‘natural progression’, the firm aims to maximise the number of users within specific language markets by offering native language technical support. By using BetBlocker’s app, bettors can use a continuous …

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GamCare spikes in helpline calls following Paul Merson GMB interview 

GamCare has reported that its helpline registered a sudden influx in calls yesterday following Paul Merson’s interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB) show.  The former Premier League footballer revealed his lived experience with gambling addiction and its harmful consequences on family and loved ones. Merson broke down in tears during the interview, revealing that he had relapsed on his …

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