Tag Archives: social responsibility

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

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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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Japan calls for facial recognition across licensed gambling premises

Officials in Japan have called for facial recognition systems to be installed at pachinko parlours, boat and horse racing venues across the country in a bid to clamp down on problem gambling. Legislators hope that the idea behind rolling out the technology will help refuse entry to both under-aged gamblers, which is under the age of 20 in Japan, and …

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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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RGSB reveals recommendations for UKGC National Strategy

The UK Gambling Commission has welcomed the advice from the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) pertaining to its National Strategy, which is due to be published in April. The RGSB has included a compulsory levy which seeks to replace the current voluntary arrangements. The levy will fund prevention, treatment and help facilitate research on a greater scale. A transparent structure …

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Tabcorp promotes AI to tackle problem gambling

Artificial intelligence as a means of tackling problem gambling has been announced by Tabcorp Holdings as one of the ways the group has tried to adopt more socially responsible policies in 2018, as announced in its Corporate Responsibility Review published today. The predictive risk analytics technology was rolled out by the group to analyse the wagering behaviour of individuals, and …

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EPIC Risk Management: Uniting the industry for harm minimisation

EPIC Risk Management is the UK’s leading independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy, placing its key focus on the highest prevalent sectors. EPIC identifies and reduces the brand, reputational, financial and human risks caused by gambling in the workplace. The firm’s Business Development Manager Mark Potter spoke to SBC about EPIC’s calculated strategy when it comes to increasing education around problem …

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Novomatic deepens commitment to addiction research

Novomatic has united with the Medical University of Vienna as it continues to place a key focus on social responsibility. As part of the partnership, Novomatic has committed €120,000 and two further years to addiction research and therapy at the university. The firm has been working with the Medical University of Vienna – known as MedUni Vienna – in the field …

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