Social Responsibility

Celtic, Betway and William Hill – SBC’s biggest hits of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that the World Cup embodied what was a year filled with highly engaging betting events. However, this year’s top ten read articles show interest in a wider range of stories published on SBC in 2018. Celtic and Dafabet streaks ahead after MotoGP deal Celtic Football Club are no stranger to …

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Tabcorp promotes AI to tackle problem gambling

Artificial intelligence as a means of tackling problem gambling has been announced by Tabcorp Holdings as one of the ways the group has tried to adopt more socially responsible policies in 2018, as announced in its Corporate Responsibility Review published today. The predictive risk analytics technology was rolled out by the group to analyse the wagering behaviour of individuals, and …

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GVC strengthens social responsibility commitment with EPIC partnership

GVC Holdings has deepened its commitment to social responsibility, agreeing a multi-year partnership with independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management (“EPIC”).  Under the terms of the agreement EPIC will advise GVC and deliver training to Group employees across three key areas: strategic advice on GVCs responsible gambling strategy, with a focus on identifying the best approach when interacting with customers …

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Barclays adds ‘gambling-block’ component to UK accounts

Barclays has confirmed that it will become the first UK high-street bank to integrate a ‘gambling-block’ component across its customer-facing digital platforms. Updating the media, Barclays informs that the gambling-block feature will allow customers to turn-off engagements/transactions with all gambling-related properties – retail bookmakers, casinos, racetracks, lottery and digital betting enterprises. The gambling-block feature has been co-developed with citizen financial …

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President’s Trust initiative added to Parimatch CSR programme

Parimatch - Malta

Parimatch has today met with H.E President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, to welcome the President’s Trust into its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. The President’s Trust is an initiative designed to empower Maltese citizens who, due to their life circumstances, are unemployed, marginalized or at risk of poverty. The meeting, which took place at the end of Malta Week …

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Home Advantage… Kindred pushes responsibility for its new Swedish profile

Kindred Group Plc, one of the first incumbents to secure a  ‘Swedish Gambling Licence’ issued by Lotteriinspektionen has reemphasized that its home market activity will be driven by social responsibility, sustainability and public trust. Approaching the 1 January 2019 launch date for the new Swedish online gambling marketplace, Kindred governance confirms that it will operate its following brands: unibet.se, mariacasino.se, …

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Spanish leaders commit to CAJR advisory promoting ‘health & responsiblity’

Spanish gambling executives have formed a new ‘advisory committee for responsible gambling’, with Spain having revamped its online gambling framework this year, and expanding its market to new incumbents in 2019. The ‘Consejo Asesor del Juego Responsible – CAJR’ advisory has been approved by Spanish gambling regulatory body DGOJ, and will act as the betting industry’s point of contact with Spain’s …

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SWIMA integrity marked as a critical initiative for US betting

Leading US gambling stakeholders will participate in the formation of a new non-profit body monitoring US sports betting, collaborating to help combat fraud and eliminate corruption. This week New Jersey Assistant Attorney General George Rover presented the foundations of ‘Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association – SWIMA’, which aims to monitor betting activities, creating safe and secure betting propositions for US …

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GambleAware seeks open discussion on football & betting launching #CanWeHaveOurBallBack

Presenting its latest social media initiative – #CanWeHaveOurBallBack, industry charity GambleAware seeks to encourage public discussion related to football’s relationship with betting. #CanWeHaveOurBallBack comes off the back of recent financial analysis by GambleAware and industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners which details that ‘80% of marketing spend by gambling companies is focused on online verticals’. Leading the social campaign, Marc Etches, Chief …

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GambleAware commits to funding Leeds gambling-harm clinic

Industry charity GambleAware and the NHS have commissioned the development of a new gambling addiction treatment clinic in Leeds (Yorkshire), strengthening gambling-harm prevention, research and treatment infrastructures for the North of England. Set to open by April 2019, the clinic will be operated by a partnership formed between the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the GamCare Network. …

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