Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

GiG enlisted by Rootz for marketing compliance tool

Malta-based casino operator Rootz has reached an agreement with Gaming Innovation Group to make use of its GiG Comply compliance tool. The firm’s compliance monitoring system scans over 30,000 web pages each day for various types of content including igaming code red words, links and regulatory requirements across multiple jurisdictions. In addition the marketing compliance tool can be adapted to …

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Kieran Trippier handed fine and suspension for betting violations

Atletico Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier has been handed a suspension and a fine for breaching the FA’s Betting Rules. The violations occurred in July 2019, and were strenuously denied by the footballer, who played in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2019 Champions League final appearance before joining Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. However, an independent regulatory commission proved four …

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Diversity in Racing Steering Group publishes annual update

The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has called on British horse racing to ‘capitalise on current momentum’ and work towards more diversity and inclusivity within the sport. In light of the worldwide discussion regarding race and racism this year, the Steering Group’s annual update touches onethnic diversity, highlights important milestones and oversees the launch of a range of industry …

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GambleAware refreshes its website for 2021

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GambleAware, the UK’s commissioning charity for gambling harm prevention, treatment support and research, has relaunched its begambleaware.org website. The charity has chosen to merge the content of its corporate website about.begambleaware.org with its public-facing domain begambleaware.org, thereby developing a central hub for all users and partners. “By combining the content on one site we hope to make it easier for all …

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Safer Online Gambling Group receives digital therapy funding

The Safer Online Gambling Group (SOGG) announced today that it has had an application approved for £40,000 worth of funding to help develop digital tools. SOGG intends to use these digital tools to help prevent problem gambling behaviour and plans to launch the first digital solution within three months. The financial backing comes from the Inclusive Recovery Fund, available from …

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GamCare, GamBan and Gamstop team up for TalkBanStop launch

Three responsible gaming awareness organisations – GamCare, GamBan and Gamstop – have joined together to launch a 12 month pilot, starting today. The pilot, known as TalkBanStop, will offer free tools to support problem gamblers in managing their betting behaviours, with the aim of helping those struggling over the Christmas period. Support will be provided via trained advisors available on …

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Gambling industry must take ‘holistic approach’ to 2005 Act review

After the DCMS released its policy document, which aims to bring clarity to UK gambling about what the 2005 Gambling Act review will entail, industry experts began examining the terms of reference to assess how these areas may affect their respective operations. Speaking on the ‘Unpicking the Terms of the UK Gambling Act Review‘ webinar, hosted by SBC, Brigid Simmonds, …

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YGAM selects Marvin Sordell as first ever ambassador

Former Premier League footballer Marvin Sordell has been chosen as the first ever charity ambassador for the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM). His work as a volunteer with YGAM will involve providing valuable insights to the charity’s education programmes with a strong focus on mental health. Commenting on his new role, Sordell said: “I’m delighted to become an …

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EA prepares to block FIFA Ultimate Team mode amid loot box lawsuits

Electronic Arts (EA) is reviewing its European terms of play related to its ‘Ultimate Team’ mode of the popular FIFA video game series, aiming to avoid further regulatory disputes.   Games industry news sources report that the latest ‘FIFA patch’ features a code input that will allow developers to disable Ultimate Team in certain countries which hold conflicting gambling laws in …

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GamCare named Howard League’s ‘organisation of the year’

The Howard League, a penal reform organisation, has named GamCare as its ‘organisation of the year’ after acknowledging the charity’s work in helping authorities to recognise problem gambling as a mental disorder that can drive its victims towards crime.  Hosting its annual ‘Community Awards’, the Howard League recognised the UK’s most effective charities and social projects which tackle the complexities …

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