Tag Archives: Grainne Hurst

Entain to play ‘pivotal role’ in Team GB support with SportAid extension

Entain Plc has extended its long-term partnership with sports charity SportsAid, with the aim of providing funding to young Team GB athletes at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a result of the extension, the FTSE 100 company will double its financial backing for SportsAid, taking its total financial commitment to £500,000 by Paris 2024, having so far …

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Global Gaming Women appoints Cassie Stratford as new President

Global Gaming Women (GGW) has confirmed the appointment of Cassie Stratford as new president of its non-profit organisation supporting the development of women across all disciplines of the global gambling sector. Stratford currently serves as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel for Boyd Gaming and began her new role as President of GGW in July 2021. Taking leadership of GGW, …

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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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Grainne Hurst: Personalised technological safe betting solutions ideal outcome of gambling review

The UK government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act has been welcomed by the industry, and leading operator Entain in particular has praised the evidence-led approach to the regulatory overhaul. Speaking to Martin Lycka in the latest episode of the Safe Bet Show, Grainne Hurst, Entain’s Director of Corporate Affairs, discussed responsible gambling, the UK government’s review of the 2005 …

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Party brands aim for maximum coverage of safer gambling hub with McLaren F1

This weekend, Styrian Grand Prix will feature Entain Plc’s PartyCasino and PartyPoker brands to promote their ‘staying in control’ campaigns with F1 partner McLaren Racing. The campaign will be fronted by ‘Time to Pit’, a short movie featuring  McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo, relaying the important safer gambling advice of knowing ‘your personal limits and staying in control’. The Styrian GP …

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Nygaard-Andersen – Girls Who Code partnership will “support girls and women to be great”

To commemorate International Women’s Day 2021, global sports betting and online gaming operator Entain announced a wave of financial support to initiatives encouraging women to embark on careers in the technology sector. Coinciding with the beginning of this campaign drive, Entain held a company-wide online event discussing the role of women in business and in technology.  In the panel, newly-appointed …

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Entain launches consumer representation initiative ‘The Player’s Panel’

Entain plc has launched ‘The Player’s Panel,’ a new initiative aimed at ‘giving consumers a voice’ on issues relating to betting and gambling in the UK. The Panel consists of a range of Entain’s customers from across the UK, who participate on a voluntary, unpaid basis. The members will interact with ‘political decision -makers, stakeholders and the media to give …

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GVC announces new athlete roster of SportsAid ‘Pitching In’ investment programme

SportsAid Week 2020 (21-27 September) sees GVC Holdings announce the 51-young athletes the FTSE firm is supporting through its partnership with SportsAid. GVC and SportsAid enter year-2 of their strategic collaboration, initially formed through the GVC Foundation which appointed SportsAid as lead sports beneficiary of GVC’s £2 million ‘community fund’. New partnership objectives, see GVC brand SportsAid as a keystone …

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GVC hails SportsAid programme developing next generation of British athletes

GVC Holdings looks forward to a further year of working with SportsAid, following the success of its first year partnering with the charity in supporting and developing ‘Britain’s next generation of top athletes’. In 2019, SportsAid was announced as one of the beneficiary charities of the FTSE100 firm’s newly formed ‘GVC Foundation’, providing a £2 million ‘community fund’ for its …

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