Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

Swedish addiction support charity calls for quick loans intervention 

Spelberoendegruppen, Sweden’s non-profit organisation providing gambling addiction support services, has urged the government to implement ‘wider safeguards’ to protect national consumers from further gambling risks.  The call was led by Spelberoendegruppen Chairman Omid Rezvani, speaking to public broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT), in which he relayed the charity’s concerns with regards to ‘the marketing of online slots’ and that addicts could …

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GamCare: UKGC data shows ‘online gambling is growing issue’

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the results of a standalone telephone study, ‘Gambling participation: activities and mode of access – July 2021’, prompting GamCare to label online gambling a ‘growing issue’ following the pandemic. Conducted in September 2020, December 2020, March 2021 and June 2021 – with data from the final collection also extending to 5 July – …

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EPIC Risk Management recruits Dan Trolaro to strengthen US focus

Dan Trolaro, a problem gambling prevention specialist, has joined EPIC Risk Management as the harm minimisation consultancy’s Vice President of Prevention, as the company looks to expand its focus in the US. Effective from 9 August 2021, Trolaro’s new role will see him work to implement EPIC’s ‘blended, four pillar approach’ combining lived experience, prevention, policy, research and evidence, in …

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Entain invests in enhanced protections for interactive entertainment audience

Entain Plc is planning on improving safety and support structures of its interactive entertainment projects as the company aims to implement lessons learned in other sectors to safeguard the growth of its wider customer base. Through its not-for-profit Entain Foundation, the Group plans to build on work initiated with partners in the US to help video gaming and esports players …

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GamCare awards Playtech the inaugural B2B Safer Gambling Standard

Gaming technology provider Playtech has received GamCare’s B2B Safer Gambling Standard, becoming the first gambling industry incumbent to receive the newly created certification. Playtech’s casino product and platforms licenced in Great Britain were the primary reason for the firm’s accreditation, in addition to its ‘Sustainable Success’ business strategy and its implementation of an external Stakeholder Advisory Board. These operations and …

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Spreadex enlists beBettor to enhance affordability solution

Spreadex has signed an agreement with affordability checking solutions provider beBettor in order to enhance and streamline its own affordability process and workflows. The partnership will see beBettor’s affordability check fully implemented and automated by Spreadex safer gambling team, ensuring all checks ‘happen in the background’, requiring little input from customers in order to minimise intruding on users personal information …

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GambleAware names Entain as top Q1 donor with £2m contribution

GambleAware has published its list of Q1 betting industry donors, revealing that Entain topped its list of contributors with a donation of £2 million. GambleAware currently requests that all licensed operators donate 0.1% of their gross annual gambling yield directly to GambleAware, whilst firms with an annual gross gambling revenue under £250,000 per annum are asked to donate a minimum …

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Queensland outlines four-year gambling-harm reduction plan

The government of Queensland, Australia has announced a four-year plan for the minimisation of gambling harm, in line with the state administration’s commitment to the issue. Under the plan, Queensland administrators will focus on industry social responsibility and the implementation of technological, collaborative and systemic approaches to the minimisation of gambling related harm.  Furthermore, the Gambling harm minimisation plan for …

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Sisal GoBeyond competition aims to accelerate Italy’s brightest start-ups

Sisal SPA, the operating firm of Italy’s SuperEnalotto national lottery draw, has continued its funding of talent development projects for Italy’s new workforce through the hosting of its ‘GoBeyond’ competition.  Entering its fifth year, Sisal’s innovation competition is co-hosted with investment fund CVC Capital Partners and aims to advance the development of Italian start-ups focused on social impact and enterprise. …

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GambleAware research blasts design of safer gambling tools for lagging behind expectations

GambleAware has called for operators to drastically improve resources dedicated to the development of safer gambling tools. The charity’s plea follows a further ‘randomised control trial’ undertaken by research partner the Behavioural Insights Team (BI Team) examining players’ use of deposit limit tools and further ‘commitment devices’ offered by operators.  Commitment devices refer to the voluntary arrangements/agreements, designed to dissuade …

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