Social Responsibility

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IGT announces ‘cornerstone’ Responsible Gaming Policy

Highlighting responsible gambling as a ‘cornerstone’ of its commercial strategy, International Game Technology (IGT) has announced its global Responsible Gaming Policy. IGT – which reported a strong commercial performance in Q2 2021 – stated that the new policy has been launched in order to ‘transparently inform and educate all relevant stakeholders’ about the firm’s worldwide programmes and solutions promoting fair …

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Lottoland updates CSR policies by signing Climate Pledge

In an expansion of its CSR agenda, online lotto betting operator Lottoland has signed The Climate Pledge, whilst making the transition to become a carbon neutral company. The development saw the firm collaborate with global climate reduction consultancy Tunley Engineering in order to coordinate the process needed to measure, report and offset its carbon footprint. As part of this arrangement, …

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GamCare cites ‘change, growth and challenges’ in final review of three-year strategy

Nearing the end of its three-year strategy, GamCare has highlighted the last 12 months of the initiative as ‘an incredible period of change, growth, and of course, recent challenge’, citing a number of major developments for both itself and the industry. Identifying a number of ‘key sector developments’ for 2020/21 in its Trustees Annual Review, the gambling harm awareness charity …

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BGC: Industry will maintain its safer gambling duties as problem rates fall

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged that its membership will ‘keep the momentum’ on continuing to reduce problem gambling rates, following the positive results of 2021 gambling prevalence data published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) Feedback of a quarterly telephone survey, conducted by Yonder Consulting, a nationally representative sample of 4,005 participants – aged 16 and over …

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GamCare highlights ‘huge value’ in TalkBanStop collaboration after survey

Following a survey by Ipsos Mori, GamCare has maintained confidence in its collaboration  and ‘common shared vision’ with Gamban and GAMSTOP revolving around the TalkBanStop initiative. According to Ipsos Mori’s research, people who have made use of all three layers of the provided support have gambled less and as a result experienced a reduction in gambling-related harms, in particular with …

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Tony Adams identifies gambling as biggest cause of concern for new gen footballers

Former Arsenal Captain and Sporting Chance founder Tony Adams has identified problem gambling as the biggest addiction concern for the current and next generations of football players. Speaking on Bryony Gordon’s Mad World podcast for the The Telegraph, the ex-player outlined his view that gambling poses a bigger addiction threat to football players than drugs and alcohol. Based on his …

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UKGC: BAME gamblers more at risk of harm but community research remains limited 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further insights on the gambling behaviours of ‘BAME – black and minority ethnic’ communities. BAME analysis was gathered from a 2020 survey of 4,000 adults (aged +16), that included 473 interviews with BAME respondents. On gambling participation BAME respondents revealed that they were significantly less likely to gamble – as the survey reported …

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Ladbrokes Amplify backs British talent returning to live shows  

Ladbrokes has launched the live shows of its ‘Amplify’ campaign, bringing live music experiences to football audiences across the UK.  Amplify sees Ladbrokes continue its work with #WeMakeEvents, helping UK live music and entertainment venues return to business following more than a year under lockdown orders.   The first Ladbrokes Amplify show will see Liverpool indie rising stars Red Rum Club …

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YGAM seeks new CEO as founder Lee Willows departs charity

Lee Willows has ended his seven-year tenure as Founder and Chief Executive of YGAM – The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust. This morning YGAM issued a statement confirming that Willows would be leaving the charity at the end of the month. A former teacher, Willows founded YGAM in 2014 with lived experience partners Anne and Keith Evans, establishing the …

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EveryMatrix takes a stand against deforestation of the Carpathian Mountains 

EveryMatrix has become a patron of the Foundation Conservation Carpathia, helping the environmental non-profit protect the Carpathian Mountains against deforestation and to create a wilderness reserve located in Romania.  Announcing its latest CSR commitment, EveryMatrix has donated €50,000 to the Foundation, which leads the environmental restoration and wildlife protection of the Carpathian Mountains – Europe’s second-largest mountain range covering the …

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