Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

GambleAware launches PhD funding scheme for UK academic institutions

GambleAware has moved to bolster its academic and research capacities, launching its new directive to fund three-year PhD studentships across UK universities and scientific intuitions.     Ahead of the start 2021/2022 academic year, GambleAware will allow institutions to apply for funding of six grants to be awarded to PhD students researching priority areas required by the problem gambling research, education and …

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BetProtect expands reach following successful acquisition by Crucial Compliance

Crucial Compliance has acquired gambling protection app BetProtect, enabling the latter to expand its reach, offering its solution to ‘several leading providers’. The acquisition was finalised on 1 August, and will see Crucial Compliance integrate BetProtect into its wider offering providing corporate responsibility, compliance and professional service solutions. A compliance specialist consultancy, Crucial Compliance aims to deliver a ‘holistic safer …

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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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