Social Responsibility

UKGC fines a “timely reminder” of AML stance, says Credas

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The penalty charges handed down by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) this week “won’t be the last of this size” according to Rhys David, CEO of Credas, who said the fines serve as a “timely reminder” of the regulator’s stance towards substandard anti-money laundering (AML) safeguards. The reaction of Credas – a provider of identity verification technology – came in …

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GambleAware commits a further £3.9m funding towards problem gambling treatment

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed that it will be fronting an additional £3.9m in funding towards the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service. The funding, which is set to continue for up to three years, will be provided to GamCare and its network of partners across Great Britain. £2.35m of the funding will be allocated to expanding the provision of face-to-face …

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Codere places responsibility at the forefront of Real Madrid renewal  

Issuing a market update, Spanish gambling firm Grupo Codere SA informs that it will continue to serve as ‘official betting partner’ of Real Madrid FC until the end of the 2020/21 European football season. Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere has served as Real Madrid betting partner since 2016, representing Codere’s biggest marketing commitment. The Spanish betting group has previously used …

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EPIC forms ‘big collaboration’ with Whysup on harm prevention

Independent gambling harm and minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has teamed up with Whysup to support the ongoing efforts of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions. Updating the media, EPIC and Whysup have formed a shared collaborative approach to combat and reduce gambling-related harms at a national level, helping regulatory stakeholders. The strategic partnership is formed, …

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Women in Racing joins The All-in Diversity Project

Industry workplace diversity, inclusion and equality program ‘The All-in Diversity Project’ (All-in) has strengthened its reach and profile within UK horseracing, announcing ‘Women in Racing’ as its latest strategic partner. An independent organisation with over 200 members, Women in Racing’s seeks to promote female representation and participation within all levels of horseracing. Furthermore, the organisation campaigns to encourages leadership across …

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Deborah Roll recognised for leading Responsible Gambling Week

At the third annual Global Regulatory Awards, which took place on 1 May, Deborah Roll has been recognised for her commitment to Responsible Gambling week by being awarded the Compliance Outstanding Achievement award. Roll, who currently holds a position of project manager at the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), spearheaded the 2018 Responsible Gambling Week. The campaign involved over …

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BMJ article calls for new tax to fund responsible gambling initiatives

According to an article published by The British Medical Journal (BMJ), there should be more emphasis placed upon the revamping of current gambling laws in order to prioritise the funding of problem gambling clinics. The report has called for the introduction of a mandatory tax on the industry which would see additional funds being allocated to industry initiatives and the …

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FDJ places Responsible Gambling at the top of its new CSR agenda

The governance of French state-owned betting/lottery operator Francais Des Jeux (FDJ) has pledged to increase its efforts in tackling problem gambling, presenting the firm’s new ‘corporate social responsibility’ programme. Updating French media, FDJ governance has pledged to commit 10% of its advertising budget towards promoting responsible gambling messages. As part of its commitment FDJ marketing, has launched a series of …

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32Red – Blanket sponsorship ban will not prevent problem gambling

In response to the new ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions rolled out by the UK Gambling Commission, online casino 32Red has stated that “a blanket ban on sponsoring clubs will not stop problem gambling.” The statement follows the recent announcement that 32Red has penned a new sponsorship deal with Derby County Football Club, which sets out to sponsor the …

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GVC pushes for complete ban on TV Advertising

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Issuing a corporate statement, the governance of FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings has this morning called for an end to all ‘UK sports-betting broadcast advertising, at any time of the day’. In its statement, GVC declares that it believes that the inbound ‘TV whistle-to-whistle’ advertising ban, set to be implemented from 1 July will not serve the industry for its …

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