Social Responsibility

Barclays adds ‘gambling-block’ component to UK accounts

Barclays has confirmed that it will become the first UK high-street bank to integrate a ‘gambling-block’ component across its customer-facing digital platforms. Updating the media, Barclays informs that the gambling-block feature will allow customers to turn-off engagements/transactions with all gambling-related properties – retail bookmakers, casinos, racetracks, lottery and digital betting enterprises. The gambling-block feature has been co-developed with citizen financial …

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President’s Trust initiative added to Parimatch CSR programme

Parimatch - Malta

Parimatch has today met with H.E President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, to welcome the President’s Trust into its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. The President’s Trust is an initiative designed to empower Maltese citizens who, due to their life circumstances, are unemployed, marginalized or at risk of poverty. The meeting, which took place at the end of Malta Week …

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Home Advantage… Kindred pushes responsibility for its new Swedish profile

Kindred Group Plc, one of the first incumbents to secure a  ‘Swedish Gambling Licence’ issued by Lotteriinspektionen has reemphasized that its home market activity will be driven by social responsibility, sustainability and public trust. Approaching the 1 January 2019 launch date for the new Swedish online gambling marketplace, Kindred governance confirms that it will operate its following brands: unibet.se, mariacasino.se, …

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Spanish leaders commit to CAJR advisory promoting ‘health & responsiblity’

Spanish gambling executives have formed a new ‘advisory committee for responsible gambling’, with Spain having revamped its online gambling framework this year, and expanding its market to new incumbents in 2019. The ‘Consejo Asesor del Juego Responsible – CAJR’ advisory has been approved by Spanish gambling regulatory body DGOJ, and will act as the betting industry’s point of contact with Spain’s …

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SWIMA integrity marked as a critical initiative for US betting

Leading US gambling stakeholders will participate in the formation of a new non-profit body monitoring US sports betting, collaborating to help combat fraud and eliminate corruption. This week New Jersey Assistant Attorney General George Rover presented the foundations of ‘Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association – SWIMA’, which aims to monitor betting activities, creating safe and secure betting propositions for US …

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GambleAware seeks open discussion on football & betting launching #CanWeHaveOurBallBack

Presenting its latest social media initiative – #CanWeHaveOurBallBack, industry charity GambleAware seeks to encourage public discussion related to football’s relationship with betting. #CanWeHaveOurBallBack comes off the back of recent financial analysis by GambleAware and industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners which details that ‘80% of marketing spend by gambling companies is focused on online verticals’. Leading the social campaign, Marc Etches, Chief …

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GambleAware commits to funding Leeds gambling-harm clinic

Industry charity GambleAware and the NHS have commissioned the development of a new gambling addiction treatment clinic in Leeds (Yorkshire), strengthening gambling-harm prevention, research and treatment infrastructures for the North of England. Set to open by April 2019, the clinic will be operated by a partnership formed between the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the GamCare Network. …

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GAMSTOP secures 38,000 registrations in first six months

Issuing a first public update following its April 2018 launch, industry self-exclusion scheme GAMSTOP details that it has secured 38,000 registrations during the operating period. Developed to significantly improve UK problem-gambling prevention tools, GAMSTOP provides the ability for players to exclude themselves from UK gambling websites with just one single registration. The GAMSTOP service is free of charge for the …

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GamCare HelpLine recognised as a leading UK public advice program

The GamCare operated  ‘National Gambling HelpLine‘, has been re-accredited as a certified UK public health advice organisation by the Helplines Partnership. The Helplines Partnership is a membership body which reviews UK-wide organisations/programs which provide helpline services, monitoring engagement, interaction, advice and relevance for the needs of the public, its communities and wider UK health stakeholders. The National Gambling HelpLine completes …

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UKGC warns sector of tougher LCCP consumer & advertising code

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded industry stakeholders of upcoming consumer protection policies, which will be implemented from 31 October 2018. Last August following an open consultation, the UKGC revealed that it would implement a new consumer protection framework, compulsory to UK gambling ‘Licence conditions and Codes of Practice’ – LCCP. UKGC governance focuses its new directive on two …

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