Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

Marc Etches – GambleAware – Working towards the prevention of gambling related harm

Two weeks ago, GambleAware published its new five-year strategy, expressing an aim to treble the number of people who receive treatment each year for gambling related harm. The charity, formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust, has reinforced its commitment to helping those suffering with the problem, of which there are believed to be around 250,000 in the UK, by …

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GambleAware aims to treble number treated for gambling harm

GambleAware has published its new five-year strategy, expressing an aim to treble the number of people who receive treatment each year for gambling-related harm. Formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust, GambleAware has reinforced its commitment to helping those suffering from gambling-related harm, of which there are believed to be around 250,000 in the UK, by funding research, education and …

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Ladbrokes donates £180,000 to new GamCare programme

Following a recent call centre visit by CEO Jim Mullen, Ladbrokes has announced a £180,000 donation to national problem gambling support charity GamCare to help fund its new Youth Programme. The firm will provide the backing in 2016 and 2017, to help fund three regional ‘youth hubs’ across the UK to provide information, advice, early interventions, and links to treatment …

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UKGC seeks closer interaction with gambling consumers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called for consumers and industry bodies , to help shape how its organisation will work with the general public. Updating the market, the UKGC has published its ‘two-way conversation: our plan for communicating with consumers‘ which aims to set out its approach to those who gamble or have an interest in gambling. Furthermore, In a …

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World Regulatory Briefing – The industry has come far but must go further

Totally Gaming delivered the World Regulatory Briefing (#WrBriefing) in London’s iconic OXO tower yesterday with a packed out agenda of speakers both endemic and non. An impressive line up included Sarah Harrison, CEO of the UK Gambling Commission, as Keynote Speaker. Harrison delivered a pinpoint 45 minute talk which was refreshingly frank. Discussing the new National Responsible Gambling Strategy developed …

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The Senet Group appoints George Kidd as new Chief Executive

Industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has confirmed the appointment of George Kidd as its new Chief Executive with effect from 15 August 2016. A media communications and public policy advisor, Kidd chairs several UK industry trade and standards associations including the ‘Online Dating Association’, ‘Direct Marketing Commission’ and ‘UK Fundraising Regulatory’. Kidd replaces Ron Finlay as Chief Executive of …

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Social Betting gets a shake up with EveryFan

A new social betting app has hit the market in the form of EveryFan.  The app, currently exclusively for iOS, allows EveryFan players to do battle with their mates via a points system, choosing different bets both in-play and pre-match, in a bid to gain prizes and bragging rights. Leon Walters, Chief Executive Officer at EveryFan, said: “A first scorer bet can …

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GamCare launches Gamble Aware Week in Cardiff, Glasgow & Manchester

Gambling harm and addiction prevention charity GamCare has launched its ‘Gamble Aware Week’ in the UK cities’ of Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester. Aiming to raise public awareness of problem gambling conditions GamCare will be offering free drop-in information and advice sessions for anyone concerned about gambling. GamCare detailed that the sessions would be ‘friendly and informal’, focusing on giving the …

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The Senet Group refreshes Bad Betty for Euro 2016

Industry gambling watchdog, The Senet Group has released a national advertising campaign ahead of the start of Euro 2016 encouraging UK consumers to bet responsibly during what is set to be this year’s biggest gambling event. The Senet Group will refresh its  ‘Bad Betty’ campaign (first published 2015) to include football specific messages and tips to help gamblers stay in control and …

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Stephen Thornton & Richard Flint join Senet Group board

Industry independent watchdog, The Senet Group has announced the appointment of Stephen Thornton and Richard Flint to its board. Former NHS executive Stephen Thornton will advise the industry body as an Independent Director. Thornton has over thirty years’ management experience working with political parties, charities and regulatory/policy organisations. Commenting on the appointment Wanda Goldwag, Chair of Senet Group, said: “It …

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