Social Responsibility

Australian bookmakers show ‘no harmony’ in developing a new responsibility framework

Industry rifts appear to be hampering the progress of Australia developing a national self-exclusion policy for betting consumers. This weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reported that Ladbrokes Australia had split with industry standards association Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) on the co-development of a new national responsibility framework. Working with online bookmakers, RWA seeks to develop stronger reforms which will …

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Luckia backs Galician development for start of new Spanish football season

Ahead of the start of La Liga’s new football season (17 August), Spanish bookmaker Luckia has outlined its commitment to developing and improving Galician football. A subsidiary of Grupo EGASA, one of Galicia’s biggest employers, Luckia has launched its “A Xogada” project in partnership with the Galician Football Federation (RFG). Starting with Spain’s football season for 2018/19 and beyond, Luckia …

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GambleAware backs Scottish Youth Problem Gambling Initiative – Fast Forward

Industry charity GambleAware has invested £750,000 in Scottish youth problem gambling charity counterpart Fast Forward. The grant will see Fast Forward establish Scotland’s ‘Gambling Education Hub’, based on the ‘Gambling Education Toolkit’ developed by the charity last year. The Hub seeks to extend the scope and scale of gambling education, awareness, training and support offered by organisations. A core target, for …

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Mark Frissora – Caesars future growth must be guided by responsibility & diversity commitments

Nasdaq-listed Caesars Entertainment Corporation has released its ninth ‘Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR Report’, detailing its sustained commitment to its employees., communities and wider stakeholders. The US gambling group continues its corporate guidance under the ‘People, Planet, Play’ framework which seeks to deliver a positive corporate impact on society. ‘People, Planet, Play’ focuses on five core responsibility dynamics; improving employee …

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AGA places ‘responsibility first’ in new Code of Conduct

US industry trade body The American Gaming Association (AGA) has updated its ‘Code of Conduct’ mandate placing a higher emphasis on stakeholder social responsibility obligations, as the US gambling market expands post PASPA. AGA governance presented the updated code at the ‘Responsible Gaming Education Week – Las Vegas’ event, which featured representatives from the University of Las Vegas, BMM Testlabs, …

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Dr Heather Wardle: A sustained effort to understand gambling harms

Last month the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) published a report that aimed to gauge a greater understanding of the full range of harms gambling can have on society. In collaboration with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware, the report examined how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood. SBC caught up with the report’s lead …

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Marco Sala – Sustainability is best way forward for IGT Group

Marco Sala Group Chief Executive of International Game Technology Plc (IGT Group) has pledged that his company will continue to push for industry social responsibility, sustainability and diverse citizenship as core corporate dynamics. This week, the New York-listed enterprise published its eleventh ‘Annual Sustainability Report’. The independently audited report details IGT’s ongoing corporate mandate to create long-term value for all …

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‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’… William Hill outlines biggest industry commitment to eradicating problem gambling

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has set out its new corporate objective ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ seeking to ‘eradicate problem gambling within the UK’. The bold objective sees William Hill place social responsibility and corporate sustainability at the forefront of its day-to-day operations. Presenting the initiative, William Hill governance has published an ‘immediate action plan’ detailing its new corporate sustainability strategy, …

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RGSB report attempts to highlight gambling-related harms

A new Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) report has been published with the aim of gauging a greater understanding of the full range of harms gambling can have on society. Led by Dr Heather Wardle, and in collaboration with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware, the report examines how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood. …

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Latest partnership sees LeoVegas strengthen commitment to compliance

LeoVegas has affirmed its commitment to compliance, choosing the Wag.io software to ensure it abides by the laws set out by the Advertising Standards Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. The new partnership comes as pressure from the ‘Campaign for Fairer Gambling’ continues to mount, with iGaming companies constantly looking for ways to ensure they meet all compliance requirements and …

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