Social Responsibility

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Allwyn backs Made By Sport #PoweringGoodTogether mental health campaign

Allwyn, the UK subsidiary of the SAZKA Group, that seeks to become the next steward of the National Lottery, has partnered with Made By Sport to launch #PoweringGoodTogether – a nationwide sports and mental health campaign. #PoweringGoodTogether has been developed to promote sports proven ability in helping overcome mental health issues, and the further development of life skills, helping bridge social …

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GambleAware bolsters leadership team to match new national service commitments

GambleAware has recruited two new senior public health executives as part of an extensive leadership reorganisation to deliver on the RET commitments of its new strategy. Updating stakeholders, GambleAware confirmed the appointment of Anna Hargrave as the charity’s new Chief Commissioning Officer, charged with overseeing the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service. A 13-year NHS executive, Hargrave is the …

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EGBA secures sustainability reporting commitment from European leaders 

The leadership of Europe’s biggest online gambling firms have outlined their ‘collective ambitions’ to foster a stronger culture supporting safer gambling across all European markets. The leadership mandate was published by the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) – the Brussels-based trade body charged with representing online gambling at an EU business and legislative level.   A letter co-signed by John …

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GamCare pilots PayPlan debt advice referrals 

GamCare continues its work on protecting UK gamblers from the risks of consuming gambling-related debts, announcing that it has begun to trail referrals with PayPlan.  The harm prevention and treatment support charity has launched a pilot initiative connecting its users with debt advice specialists trained by PayPlan. The need for debt advice has been marked as a key priority by …

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FDJ expands Factory Sports programme for Paris 2024

Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has welcomed the return of French athletes who competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  The principal sponsor of France’s Olympic team and main fundraiser for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games hailed the performance of French athletes, who won a total of 33 medals, including 10 gold. France’s national lottery operator supported the development of several …

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Entain showcased as a Bloomberg Global 50 leader on corporate ESG

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has been featured on Bloomberg’s ’50 Global Leaders’ campaign – showcased amongst the most effective global firms achieving its sustainability objectives as a corporate discipline. The campaign, which is being promoted on Bloomberg’s digital media platform, highlights the work on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives and directives by leading international companies.  Showcasing Entain, Bloomberg highlighted the …

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UKGC: Education key to bettering Young People’s gambling outcomes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported that childhood exposure to gambling products will impact the attitudes and behavioural outcomes of UK consumers with regards to their future gambling engagements.  Part of quantitative and qualitative research undertaken by agency 2CV, the UKGC survey examined the views and engagements of the demographic of young people aged between 16-to-30. 2CV’s research was …

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Coalition Against Gambling Ads bus tour aims to place blackout advocates with policy stakeholders 

Members of the Coalition Against Gambling Ads (CAGA) a not-for-profit campaign seeking to end all advertising and sponsorships of gambling brands, will embark on its ‘Park the Bus’ tour of Britain this September.  The five-day tour, which will commence on Monday 6 September, aims to raise awareness of the devastating consequences of normalising gambling adverts on UK consumers and young …

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GambleAware launches PhD funding scheme for UK academic institutions

GambleAware has moved to bolster its academic and research capacities, launching its new directive to fund three-year PhD studentships across UK universities and scientific intuitions.     Ahead of the start 2021/2022 academic year, GambleAware will allow institutions to apply for funding of six grants to be awarded to PhD students researching priority areas required by the problem gambling research, education and …

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BetProtect expands reach following successful acquisition by Crucial Compliance

Crucial Compliance has acquired gambling protection app BetProtect, enabling the latter to expand its reach, offering its solution to ‘several leading providers’. The acquisition was finalised on 1 August, and will see Crucial Compliance integrate BetProtect into its wider offering providing corporate responsibility, compliance and professional service solutions. A compliance specialist consultancy, Crucial Compliance aims to deliver a ‘holistic safer …

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