Social Responsibility

Hull City FC builds Kenyan community profile with SportPesa

Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa, the lead sponsor of Championship football club Hull City FC, has deemed The Tigers pre-season of tour of Kenya ‘a roaring success’. Ahead of the start of the English football season, Hull City FC’s first team and management toured Kenya as part of the club’s social commitment with sponsor SportPesa. The tour saw The Tigers’ first-team visit …

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Greek OPAP focuses on ‘future generations’ through legacy Athens Marathon sponsorship

Greek lottery and betting operator OPAP has outlined its social responsibility and fundraising initiatives, acting as the lead sponsor of the 36th ‘Athens Authentic Marathon’ (11 November 2018). Continuing its Athens Marathon legacy sponsorship, OPAP states that its underlining corporate vision is to ‘enhance Greek communities for the benefit of future generations’. Updating its stakeholders, OPAP governance has outlined three …

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Henrik Tjärnström: Kindred Group – ‘Industry needs a collaborative approach on sustainability’

Speaking at Kindred Group’s ‘Sustainable Gambling Conference’ (16 October 2018 – Stockholm) Group Chief Executive Henrik Tjärnström details that his firm is prepared to tackle the industry’s big obstacles on social responsibility and trust. Hosting the conference, Kindred gathered over 200 guests representing regulatory agencies, researchers, therapists and its competitors. Discussing the context of industry sustainability, Kindred governance highlights the …

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Paddy Power Betfair sets up ‘Alpha Hub’ Romania accelerator to tackle responsible gambling dynamics

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has announced the launch of its Cluj Romania ‘Alpha Hub’ accelerator program, focusing on enhancing the industry’s responsible gambling and sustainability dynamics. The accelerator programme sees PPB partner with Romanian technology enterprise groups’ Techsylvania and Risky Business Romania to open its initiative to the top development and engineering talent. For a number of …

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IGRG – RGWeek 2018 will showcase industry’s responsibility drive

The governance of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has stated that ‘Responsible Gambling Week 2018’ (RGWeek – 1-7 November 2018) will showcase the sector’s latest sustainability, social responsibility and community-focused initiatives. Following the success of last year’s inaugural RGWeek, the IGRG details that all UK licensed gambling operators will participate in 2018’s edition, aiming to promote the public …

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John Hagan: “Responsible Gambling Week is the biggest ever national conversation with our customers”

John Hagan, Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, looks ahead to the second annual Responsible Gambling Week, kicking off at the start of next month. Responsible Gambling Week is taking place from November 1-7th and is an industry-wide event supported by every gambling sector. The event is in its second year and this year it is taking place …

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Higher Learning… UNH Law & Sportradar deliver first ‘Sports Wagering & Integrity’ certificate

The liberalisation of the US sports betting market has seen the University of New Hampshire School of Law (UNH Law) partner with global sports data, insights and software provider Sportradar, to offer the first-ever professional certificate in sports wagering and integrity. Updating the market, Sportradar will assist UNH Law in developing its multifaceted law program covering sports betting and integrity …

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GVC places ‘sports & community’ at the forefront of new responsibility drive

Further to announcing its new social responsibility commitments, FTSE100 betting group GVC Holdings today launches its new ‘Community Programme’, focusing on increasing funding to UK sports and social initiatives. Launched at a Parliamentary reception attended by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, GVC governance outlined the key objectives of its Community Programme working alongside charity SportsAid. Moving forward, the FTSE enterprise seeks to …

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GVC Holdings commits to new responsibility action plan

As anticipated the governance of GVC Holdings, has this morning unveiled its new social responsibility corporate directive, seeking to reduce problem gambling harms, while further improving all-around industry standards. Presenting the firm’s new social responsibility and community mandate, Kenneth Alexander, GVC’s CEO, commented on the announcement: “As a leader in the industry, we fully recognise the need to ensure we …

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LeoVegas seeks to broaden tech talent pool launching Regulus Programme

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has launched its new corporate initiative ‘LeoRegulus Programme’ seeking to widen its talent development resources whilst further expanding its access to tech talent. The LeoRegulus initiative was disclosed to Swedish business news source Dagens Media last week by Chief Executive Gustaf Hagman alongside Group HR Officer Caroline Palm. Seeking to widen its tech talent pool, LeoVegas governance launches …

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