Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

New ‘Bet Regret’ sees GambleAware ask bettors to rethink behaviours

Targeting UK football fans, this weekend industry charity GambleAware launches the next phase of its ‘Bet Regret’ safer gambling campaign, which will encourage audiences to reconsider their gambling habits. Launching new Bet Regret marketing inventory, GambleAware will accompany the campaign with the tagline of ‘Think Twice or You’ll Bet Regret it’. GambleAware has run its Bet Regret campaign since February …

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Acting Premier League chief executive claims betting attracts viewers 

Richard Masters, Interim Chief Executive of the Premier League, has told BBC Sports’ Dan Roan that he believes betting attracts people to football and has in turn become part of the game.  The revelation comes shortly after Wayne Rooney’s controversial transfer to Derby County, involving betting company 32Red, which concluded with the former England captain being given the number 32 …

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LeoVegas strengthens responsible gambling initiatives with LeoLine

Online gambling group LeoVegas has strengthened its responsible gambling policies after developing new plans to launch  a new live chat service across its UK-facing brands, in collaboration with Gambling Therapy. The new service, LeoLine, will deliver immediate live help to punters that wish to access support in managing their gambling activity. The overall impact of the new service is due …

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Education matters… Comtrade continues EBIT legacy programme

Industry software and systems supplier Comtrade Gaming continues towards offering students further education on technology and innovation as part of its 23rd summer school programme, ‘Education for Innovative Thinkers – EDIT’. The education programme brings together graduates from across south-eastern Europe to deliver education and practical experience in the slots industry, with approximately 50 per cent of participants who complete the programme going …

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Veikkaus ‘poor taste’ triggers debate on ‘Phase 2’ of Finnish gambling reforms

Debate on reforming wholesale Finnish gambling laws has arisen, as state-owned monopoly Veikkaus suspends its advertising activity until the end of September, implementing a full scale review of its marketing strategy. Veikkaus’ latest marketing campaign, which depicts a ‘therapist character’, advising patients that ‘cravings for thrills and winnings are normal behaviour’, has been chastised for mocking Finnish mental health services, …

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Lord Chadlington leads UK Top-5 committee overseeing ‘responsibility expenditure’

GVC Holdings has this morning communicated that the UK’s ‘five leading betting operators – bet365, GVC, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet and William Hill – will establish an ‘independent committee’ recommending ‘how to best administer funds’ attached to safer gambling initiatives. Leadership of the betting operators’ have tasked Lord Chadlington (Peter Selwyn Gummer), a vocal campaigner on safer gambling measures, to chair …

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‘Systematic failings’ cost Ladbrokes Coral £5.9m

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The Gambling Commission has found ‘systemic failings’ at the Ladbrokes Coral Group leading to the imposition of a penalty package consisting of £5.9m payment and a series of improvement measures that must be implemented by new owner GVC. The regulator has also revealed that more sanctions may be coming down the line as further investigations into the actions of Personal Management …

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GamCare commits to expanding Youth Outreach Programme

Problem gambling support and treatment charity GamCare has announced that it will expand its ‘Youth Outreach Programme’ across the UK, having secured additional funding for two-years. GamCare has operated its Youth Outreach Programme since 2017, which has seen the charity develop educational ‘youth hubs’ across five UK regions. Targeting young people aged between 11-19, the youth hubs have been developed …

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Cabinet comeback sees Nicky Morgan take charge of DCMS

The office of new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the appointment of  Nicky Morgan MP for Loughborough as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). DCMS the government department which oversees the regulatory development, implementation and oversight of gambling laws formed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) changes leader for the fourth time in three …

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Colossus Bets launches ‘Conscious Colossus’ charity directive

Colossus Bets, the supplier of next-generation betting pools and global sports jackpots, has announced the formal launch of its ‘Conscious Colossus’ charitable campaign. The betting technology group underlines a commitment to supporting ‘three nominated charities’; Alive and Kicking, the Greyhound Trust and YGAM, with ‘Conscious Colossus’ covering critical causes from the advancement of sports within communities to responsible gambling education and …

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