Social Responsibility

UK Finance joins efforts to support responsible gambling

UK Finance, a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector, has vowed to join the efforts in combating problem gambling, after the UK Gambling Commission had announced the launch of its consultation on using credit cards to gamble. The gambling regulator has supported the idea that consumers should not have the ability to gamble with money that …

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RGSB reveals recommendations for UKGC National Strategy

The UK Gambling Commission has welcomed the advice from the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) pertaining to its National Strategy, which is due to be published in April. The RGSB has included a compulsory levy which seeks to replace the current voluntary arrangements. The levy will fund prevention, treatment and help facilitate research on a greater scale. A transparent structure …

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Canada RGC to develop inclusion agenda with All-in Diversity

Canada’s Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) becomes the latest industry representative body to commit to improving betting/gaming’s diversity and inclusion standards, joining the All-in Diversity Project (All-in).   Moving forward the RGC will promote All-in Diversity industry benchmarks on inclusion and diversity data, allowing Canadian sector stakeholders to participate in much-needed research. Furthermore, the collaboration will focus on supporting industry sustainability …

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888 puts responsible gambling at forefront with Andrew Anthony appointment

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Gaming and entertainment solutions provider, 888 Holdings, has named Andrew Anthony as its new Responsible Gaming Director, who has been tasked with aiding the operator’s player protection efforts. Anthony, who has worked for the operator for 15 years, will oversee 888’s responsible gaming division, with the aim to enhance player protection through the improvement of responsible gaming operations, systems and …

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Unibet SE launches 30/30 Fund with NHL Star Henrik Lundqvist

Kindred Group’s flagship Unibet sportsbook brand has announced the launch of its ‘30/30 Fund’ aiming to improve all-around Swedish amateur sports development structures and athlete facilities. The 30/30 Fund is launched with Unibet announcing NHL New York Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist as new ‘Brand Ambassador’ promoting Unibet sports, public and health initiatives. Seeking to raise public awareness of the 30/30 …

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GLMS & ERASMUS launch ‘IntegriSport’ education project

Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has announced its first major initiative of 2019, officially launching its ‘IntegriSport Project’, co-developed in partnership with the EU ERASMUS European-wide education and training programme. The project aims to raise awareness and improve training standards among European-wide law enforcement authorities/stakeholders with regards to identifying sport manipulations/corruptions Launching IntegriSport, the GLMS has split the project into two …

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SBTech builds comprehensive compliance framework with SMP eGaming

Sports betting technology and platform provider SBTech has become the latest industry incumbent to strengthen its corporate compliance frameworks and resources with Isle of Man strategic consultancy SMP eGaming. Updating the market, SBTech governance informs that it has contracted SMP eGaming to develop a tailored compliance staff and management training programme on compliance disciplines. In its mandate, SMP eGaming will deliver …

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Industry taken to task over use of ‘gagging orders’ in settlements

The Gambling Commission has warned the gambling industry that the indiscriminate use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in settlements with customers over problem gambling issues will not be tolerated. Last year, stories broke in the national media about some major bookmakers adding ‘gagging orders’ to deals with their customers preventing them from going to the Commission with a complaint against any …

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RSPH & GambleAware establish ‘Gambling Health Alliance’ seeking wider influence

UK independent health association the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has announced that it will establish the ‘Gambling Health Alliance’(The Alliance) in partnership with industry charity GambleAware. In its mandate, the Alliance will ensure that gambling harms are placed on an ‘equal footing with other major UK public health challenges’ focussing on prevention, early intervention, and increasing community engagement/awareness …

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Sportium demonstrates commitment to women’s football by recognising Spain’s U17 team

Spanish betting operator, Sportium, has demonstrated its commitment to promoting Women’s football by presenting the Spanish U-17 Women’s National Team with the “Sportium Prize”. The prize was presented to the team during the awards ceremony for the Association of Sports Journalists of Madrid (APDM) on Monday. The operator wished to both recognise and celebrate the success of the club after …

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