Social Responsibility

GambleAware & NHS open Leeds support & treatment clinic

Today NHS England and GambleAware significantly expand UK problem gambling support networks, opening the ‘NHS Northern Gambling Service’ facility in Leeds. A key 2019 UK health directive, the problem-gambling support, treatment and research clinic will be run by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) working in partnership with GamCare networks. The Leeds clinic is the first gambling-support centre to …

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Kindred rolls out responsible gambling campaign for 2019/20 season

Continuing to strengthen its commitment to the prevention of gambling-related harms, Kindred Group has confirmed an extension to its responsible gambling strategy through its football clubs in the UK which will see the operator group roll out a series of messages across matches in the 2019/20 season. Due to be rolled out through its 32Red and Unibet brands, Kindred will use …

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GambleAware rolls out education scheme with Parent Zone

GambleAware has continued to grow its industry partnerships after agreeing to work alongside digital family life specialists Parent Zone to deliver educational programmes surrounding online gaming and its impact upon children. As part of the new partnership, GambleAware will offer advice to parents on how to ensure that their children remain safe online, as well as a short, detailed animation …

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Lewes FC supports Gambling With Lives with shirt sponsorship

Isthmian League Premier Division side Lewes FC has committed to promoting the Gambling With Lives charity on their shirt until October, making them the first side in the professional and semi-professional set-up to promote such a charity. The charity has strongly supported the decision, and described the sponsorship as a “perfectly timed antidote” to other clubs who have recently signed …

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FSA urges clubs to offer more education on responsible gambling

According to a fresh survey carried out by the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), it was found out that UK football clubs need to do more to educate their fans over the associated risks with gambling. The survey, carried out  in conjunction with GambleAware’s safer gambling ‘Bet Regret’ campaign, surveyed 1,200 fans and found that ten per cent of fans felt …

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GambleAware report calls for more support for BAME community

A new report commissioned by GambleAware has revealed that there is insufficient awareness among the UK’s BAME communities regarding the help and support available for problem gamblers. The report, which aimed to analyse the experiences towards gambling among the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, surveyed a number of different focus groups. The report questioned individuals between the ages of …

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Wes Himes, RGA: How the industry can play a role in driving Safer Gambling

In recent years, there has been a conscious effort made by gambling operators to ensure that responsible gambling practices are promoted to punters. However, a topic that has arisen when considering responsible gambling is the issue of whether regulations can become overbearing. Speaking to Wes Himes, interim Chief Executive of the Remote Gambling Association, at iGB Live in Amsterdam he …

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Betting bosses withdraw from upcoming APPG hearing

GVC Holdings Group CEO Kenneth Alexander has withdrawn from this week’s Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) hearing, with the group’s chair Carolyn Harris MP branding the executive’s decision ‘outrageous’. The APPG hearing, which will specifically focus upon identifying and resolving harms caused by online gambling, brings together representatives from a number of leading UK operators including GVC, William Hill …

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All-In Diversity Project launches annual diversity survey

Industry workplace diversity, inclusion and equality program The All-in Diversity Project has launched its second annual survey which will gather data to create its annual report, the All-Index.  The All-Index is used as a benchmark for diversity, inclusion and workplace equality across the gambling and iGaming industry, with over 50 firms now participating in the annual survey. Kelly Kehn, co-founder …

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BetBlocker gains maximum coverage indexing on Amazon Fire OS

BetBlocker has announced that it has become the ‘first and only’ industry responsible gambling tool to be made available for Amazon’s Fire OS operating system. Updating the market, BetBlocker the gambling control app that lets vulnerable players restrict access to over 6400 gambling domains across multiple digital platforms, confirms that it has launched a version of its free app built …

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