Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

Unibet hails success of 30/30 Fund supporting Swedish Sports diverse make-up

Unibet, the flagship sportsbook brand of Kindred Group Plc, has maintained its home market CSR commitments by announcing the recipients of its 30/30 Fund in support of Swedish sports clubs, projects and organisations promoting fair-play, equality, inclusion and social mobility.  The 30/30 Fund was established in 2019 by Unibet, backing the grassroots sports fundraising initiatives of former Sweden and NHL …

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Gambling with Lives launches high impact youth gambling education programme    

Gambling with Lives (GwL) has become the latest charity to launch an education programme focused on raising youth awareness of gambling harms, addiction and disorders.  The programme developed by academics and teachers with the oversight of lived experience of gambling harms will be piloted in schools in Essex, Manchester and Northern Ireland – prior to a full nationwide launch. GwL …

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YGAM healthcare training programme gains parliamentary support

A new training programme established by the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), Betknowmore UK and Bournemouth University has received the support of the Shadow Minister for Mental Health. The tripartite’s ‘Mindful Resilience’ campaign aims to address a lack of knowledge and confidence among health professions in diagnosing children and young people with gaming and gambling addictions. In addition, …

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GambleAware commits £2.5m for youth education hubs expansion

GambleAware has committed a further £2.5 million in funding to expand its Gambling Education Hubs network across England and Wales.  The funding commitment follows the success of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub Service, operated by Edinburgh youth work organisation Fast Forward. Advancing its network, GambleAware has issued two new tenders for the design and delivery of hubs in England and …

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Flutter sets monthly net deposit limit for under-25s to £500

Flutter Entertainment has announced the reduction of its net deposit limit for all customers under 25 years old – setting the figure at £500 per month. The group’s new policy will be implemented across its UK and Irish Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Betting & Gaming brands, as part of a general move to ‘further enhance protections for younger customers …

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EPIC to launch UK-focused Gambling Harm Education Programme

EPIC Risk Management has formed a tripartite partnership with addiction and mental health practitioner WHYSUP and mental health training organisation Teen Tips to launch its Gambling Harm Education Programme in UK schools. The programme will be delivered to UK pupils aged 15-18 at across 200 state secondary schools and colleges throughout the UK during the 2021-22 academic year, whilst the …

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LeoVegas launches AI-powered messaging as part of safer gambling strategy

LeoVegas Group has moved to strengthen its safer gambling offering via the launch of a new layer of AI-powered messaging, analysing customer behaviour and risk profiles. The offering will be initially launched in the UK via the LeoVegas, PinkCasino, BetUK and 21.co.uk brands, where LeoVegas customers will receive onsite messages with individualised content based on their profiles, containing information and …

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ReportOn: Regulators will impose ‘onerous requirements’ if industry expectations not met

In the ongoing debate surrounding the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) review of the 2005 Gambling Act, the topic of affordability checks has played a central role.  Discussing the issue in GameOn and Ghostfoundry’s inaugural ReportOn, industry stakeholders from a range of companies shared their views, whilst also commenting on other key gambling industry issues. For Allan Auning-Hansen, CEO of CEGO, …

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Rank aiming to appeal UKGC’s £5.85m fine for Daub failures

The Gambling Commission is playing hardball with the Rank Group as it imposes a £5.85m fine for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures at subsidiary Daub Alderney. The regulator is adamant  that gambling operators will face the full consequences of regulatory failures, even if breaches occurred prior to ownership, however Rank believes that there are both equity and public policy …

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