Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

YGAM selects Dr Ali Lutte-Elliott to lead Mindful Resilience programme

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has confirmed that Dr Ali Lutte-Elliott will head up the charity’s ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme. Launched in September, the ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme is the result of a collaboration between YGAM, Bournemouth University, the Responsible Gambling Council and Betknowmore UK which aims to ‘deliver specialist training on gambling, gaming, and digital behavioural addictions to healthcare …

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GamCare addresses barriers to treatment for female gamblers

The perceived stigma that problem gambling is a ‘male issue’ has been considered a key factor in the reluctance to access support services for female gamblers, a GamCare report has found. The report, produced by GamCare’s Women’s Programme, aims to deliver outreach, education and awareness on the subject. The Women’s Programme, according to the support and treatment provider, aims to …

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EGBA – Operators must ensure highest responsibility standards as Europe returns to lockdown

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reaffirmed its commitment to safer online gambling and responsible advertising by ‘outlining essential measures which gambling companies should rigorously apply to protect their customers’. With the support of 15 online gambling associations, the EGBA stated that the renewed commitment comes at a time when more European countries are facing further COVID-19 related …

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GambleAware opens tender on the creation of a lived experience network

GambleAware has today released an invitation to tender for the design and creation of a ‘UK-wide network of people with lived experience of gambling harms’. Establishing its new project initiative, GambleAware aims to provide an inclusive network which represents all people affected by gambling harms and the experience of addiction.  The charity maintains that ‘there is no single, inclusive network …

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Sporting Chance urges further action to tackle problem gambling

More needs to be done to tackle the ‘serious public health issue’ posed by problem gambling, according to Sporting Chance clinic after stating that almost half of its clients are afflicted by gambling-related harm. Of its clients being treated for problem gambling, the charity told BBC Sport that 60% of its patients are current professionals with cases eclipsing those treated …

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Neil McArthur: Finance industry has a key role to play in player protection

Neil McArthur, the chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has urged the UK finance industry to join a ‘multi-sector collaborative approach’ to tackle gambling-related harms, stating that ‘there is always more that can be done’ to protect vulnerable customers. Building on the previous efforts to ban gambling with credit cards, the UKGC CEO addressed the ‘important role’ that …

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YGAM urges greater awareness of gaming for parents

Kev Clelland, Operations Director at the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), has urged parents to gain a thorough understanding of game mechanics and online behaviours in a bid to try ‘safeguard children from the potential harms of the digital world’. Writing for the charity as FIFA 21 launched, Clelland urged parents to utilise the resources offered by YGAM …

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Kindred outlines new energy targets in line with Paris Agreement

Building on its commitment to be a socially responsible operator, Kindred Group has stated that it will aim to reduce business travel by 30% in line with the energy saving targets set by the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Paris Agreement was signed in 2016, and outlines protocols within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change which deal …

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EPIC builds US presence with Kindred training partnership

EPIC Risk Management has upped its commitment to providing training and development sessions across the US after extending its partnership with Kindred Group. The latest agreement builds upon the ongoing collaboration between the two firms, which initially teamed up with one another in 2017 in a bid to make gambling safer and fairer for customers. Maris Catania, Head of Responsible …

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EPIC recruits Jonathan Peniket as esports advisor

EPIC Risk Management has strengthened its team after confirming the appointment of Jonathan Peniket as its new Online Gaming and Esports Consultant. As part of his new role, Peniket will support EPIC in expanding its work towards minimising gambling-related harm across the esports and further new gaming disciplines. He will particularly focus on delivering sessions in the company’s education and …

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