Social Responsibility

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Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority

Dutch Gambling Authority Kansspelautoriteit and The Malta Gaming Authority have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaborative and aiding efforts. As part of the MoU, both entities will collaborate and aid each other by sharing each authorities best practices and information. The MoU will help in supporting its responsibilities at law, while also allowing both authorities to …

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GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms

The creation of a national level forum to ensure the voices of people with lived experience of gambling-related harm are heard within research, education and treatment at every level has been urged by participants of a new GambleAware study. Researchers identified that in order to ensure a range of voices and views are heard and utilised, the creation of a …

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YGAM achieves City & Guilds status for second year

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has been awarded the City & Guilds Assured status for the second year running. Following a ‘robust evaluation process’, YGAM has chosen to work exclusively with City & Guilds for all their certifications, across all educational programmes and resources. Lee Willows, YGAM Chief Executive, said: “Our team have very much enjoyed working …

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FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football

Française des Jeux (FDJ) has announced a new responsibility directive after its flagship sportsbook property ‘ParionsSport’ launched a sponsorship programme to help France’s distressed amateur football clubs. Launching a national campaign across French media, ParionsSport has outlined plans to directly sponsor 100 amateur football clubs, with individual grants of €1,600 allocated for team equipment.  ParionsSport has begun taking applications from …

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YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has undergone a six-month independent evaluation, carried out by Clearview Research (CVR), which identified new ways that the charity can ‘effectively engage’ with ethnic minority communities. Building upon the CVR report commissioned by GambleAware last year, entitled ‘Gambling: a young BAME perspective’, CVR carried out a review into YGAM’s website, social media channels, …

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EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has added a 12-month extension to its partnership with Whysup, with the option of a multi-year arrangement The collaboration, which was cemented in May 2019, involves both EPIC and Whysup taking a shared collaborative approach to combat and reduce gambling-related harms at a national level. The strategic partnership will continue to contribute to …

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NTU study recommends review into high-speed games

A recent psychology study published by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has called for a review into gambling legislation related to lower stakes and fast-speed gambling games. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The study, entitled ‘The Relationship Between Gambling Event Frequency, Motor Response Inhibition, Arousal, and Dissociative Experience’, was …

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Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021

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GambleAware has this morning confirmed that Marc Etches will step down as Chief Executive of the problem gambling prevention and treatment support charity at the end of March 2021. The decision will see Etches complete a decade leading GambleAware, a charity which under his leadership was transformed into the primary commissioner and convenor of services dedicated to reducing and preventing …

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YGAM delivers gambling education to UNISON members

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with UNISON, the UK’s largest trade union, to offer in-depth training on gambling and gambling-related harms. Through the partnership, YGAM will offer free accredited workshops and resources to anyone who works with or cares for young people which will offer the necessary tools to safeguard young people from the potential …

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AIDP adds two new global advisors

The All-in Diversity Project (AIDP) has strengthened its global advisory by confirming the addition of Birgitte Sand and Esu Ma’at as board members. Ma’at is AIDP’s first appointment which the organisation stated is ‘reflective of educational and institutional and organizational change management’. AIDP praised his appointment, pointing out that Ma’at is a ‘trans-disciplinary thought leader’ who has a distinguished track …

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