Tag Archives: social responsibility

Rank aiming to appeal UKGC’s £5.85m fine for Daub failures

The Gambling Commission is playing hardball with the Rank Group as it imposes a £5.85m fine for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures at subsidiary Daub Alderney. The regulator is adamant  that gambling operators will face the full consequences of regulatory failures, even if breaches occurred prior to ownership, however Rank believes that there are both equity and public policy …

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Cam Adair joins EPIC as new esports consultant

Cam Adair joins EPIC as new esports consultant

EPIC Risk Management has strengthened its esports expertise by naming Cam Adair as its new Online Gaming and Esports Consultant. In his new role, Adair will help EPIC to expand its work in preventing gambling-related harm across esports and gaming’s intertwined landscape – with a particular focus on the company’s education and professional sports pillars in the UK, Europe and …

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Spelinspektionen raises awareness of Spelpaus.se with new campaign

Spelinspektionen raises awareness of Spelpaus.se with new campaign

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish regulator, has launched a new campaign to raise further awareness of its Spelpaus.se self-exclusion scheme. The new campaign, which will run until mid-January, will consist of 13 different messages and will predominantly be shown via banners across a range of online platforms.  Commenting on the campaign, Spelinspektionen’s Communications Manager Anders Sims said: “We are now following up …

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Christopher Metcalf, Leon House: Social barriers must be broken on gambling treatment

The treatment of problem gambling requires a programme which has been tailored to each individual, explained Christopher Metcalf, co-founder of Anonymind and Leon House. Opened in June 2019, Manchester-based Leon House Health & Wellbeing is a 23-bed purpose-built facility, focused on the treatment of problematic gamblers which prides itself on taking a different approach to more traditional treatment centres. Metcalf …

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EPIC: Education and research is key to mitigating problem gambling 

In recent weeks, government officials have called upon the gambling industry to ramp up protection measures and provide additional funding for problem gambling treatment during the COVID-19 lockdown.  Speaking to SBC, EPIC Risk Management CEO Paul Buck explained that while additional funding for treatment would be welcome, further support for both research and education is key in mitigating gambling related …

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Rightlander prioritises social responsibility with monitoring system launch

Marketing compliance specialist Rightlander has launched a new monitoring system which will allow operators to highlight affiliate issues relating to social responsibility and the protection of vulnerable customers. The ‘Social Responsibility Report’ will be made available for UK and Sweden-facing operators, with Rightlander emphasising that the monitoring system develops ‘entry levels essentials’. Ian Sims, founder of Rightlander.com, explained: “Regulatory guidelines …

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bet365 details ‘unwavering commitment’ to player protection

Stoke headquartered operator bet365  lifted the lid on key measures it has introduced to boost player protection and safer gambling practices in its financial report submitted to Companies House last month. In the Strategic Report part of the document, the operator stressed an “unwavering commitment to deliver industry-leading approaches to player protection”. Bet365‘s early-risk detection system ‘EROS’ monitors customer activity for …

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‘Systematic failings’ cost Ladbrokes Coral £5.9m

Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

The Gambling Commission has found ‘systemic failings’ at the Ladbrokes Coral Group leading to the imposition of a penalty package consisting of £5.9m payment and a series of improvement measures that must be implemented by new owner GVC. The regulator has also revealed that more sanctions may be coming down the line as further investigations into the actions of Personal Management …

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GamCare looks to invest in computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

National problem gambling support charity, GamCare, has released an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the provision of computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) software, tailored to those requiring the support services offered by GamCare. The charity’s face-to-face, online and telephone treatment services, which come in addition to the National Gambling HelpLine and NetLine, are largely focused upon CBT practices. The new software …

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