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EPIC receives ‘highly commended’ recognition at Barclays Awards

EPIC receives ‘highly commended’ recognition at Barclays Awards

EPIC Risk Management has been praised for its efforts in reducing gambling related harm, after receiving ‘Highly Commended’ recognition in the Virtual Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2020 ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ category. Now in its fifth year, Barclays award ceremony recognises entrepreneurs and new enterprises that develop ‘exceptional innovation, for creating social change and growth, providing the perfect platform to …

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Kindred Group aligns with Middlesbrough FC in community initiative

Kindred Group has donated its shirt sponsorship of Middlesbrough FC to the MFC Foundation as part of a new agreement with the Championship club to strengthen its links with community initiatives. The online gambling operator, which owns sports betting and casino brands 32Red and Unibet, is one of Boro’s principal partners. The two parties currently promote safer gambling practices through …

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Billericay Town FC raises awareness of safer gambling with new partnerships

Billericay Town FC raises awareness of safer gambling with new partnerships

Billericay Town FC has committed to raising awareness of safer gambling initiatives after confirming its new partnership collective with the Big Step, Gambling with Lives, GamFan, RecoverMe, GamBan, and the All Bets Are Off podcast. From 27 November until 4 December, the National League South team will ‘signpost fans and followers to groups that assist with gambling addiction such as …

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GamCare forms research collaboration on gambling vulnerabilities

GamCare has formed a new collaboration with City University and research agencies LAB and Ignition House to better understand online gambling behaviours and vulnerabilities. Launching its project, GamCare stated that deeper research is required in order to identify potential indicators of vulnerability and harms of people engaging in online gambling. The project has been split into two phases, with GamCare …

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EPIC integrates RecoverMe app into education programmes

EPIC integrates RecoverMe app into education programmes

Gambling-harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has entered a new agreement with RecoverMe, a mobile health app that aims to empower individuals to manage a gambling addiction from their pocket. Through the partnership, EPIC will use the app to support the delivery of its educational programmes which support individuals who may be at risk or already suffering from a gambling …

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GamCare highlights work of LCGS in new report

GamCare highlights work of LCGS in new report

A year on from launching the Leeds Community Gambling Service (LCGS), GamCare has published a new report which tracks the work and progress the service has carried out. The LCGS is formed by GamCare working alongside the NHS Northern Gambling Service and NECA, securing direct funding by GambleAware and supported by Leeds City Council. The service helps identify, screen, and …

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GambleAware seeks concrete findings on GB treatment survey

GambleAware has commissioned YouGov to complete a second survey on ‘GB Treatment and Support Demands’, after deciding upon the need for a methodology review.    The charity’s second YouGov survey is, therefore, focused on the demand for treatment support services, and the barriers which might impede vulnerable customers from seeking help. The 2020 survey has been increased to 18,000 UK …

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Safer Online Gambling Group receives ISO 9001 accreditation

Safer Online Gambling Group receives ISO 9001 accreditation

As the gambling industry marks Responsible Gambling Week, the Safer Online Gambling Group (SOGG) has been accredited as an ISO 9001 certified company. The accreditation is awarded to companies which demonstrate a commitment to  ‘continual improvement’ and delivering ‘high quality services and products’ to clients.  Commenting on the recognition, SOGG CEO and co-founder Adam Bradford said: “I am really pleased …

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DGOJ forms ‘athlete first’ integrity protocols with Spain’s AFE

Spain’s DGOJ has announced the formation of a new partnership with the Spanish Professional Footballers Association (AFE), strengthening its network of stakeholders combatting match-fixing and upholding sports integrity values.  Spanish gambling’s regulatory agency will work with the AFE to develop a new ‘athlete first’ collaborative framework to tackle the risks of match-fixing and illegal wagers across Spanish football leagues. The …

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Playtech strengthens eKYC capacity with Affordability UK

Playtech strengthens eKYC capacity with Affordability UK for critical 2021

Playtech will continue to support operators in meeting regulatory requirements after integrating Affordability UK into its Information Management Systems (IMS) platform.  Affordability UK is provided by eKYC and fraud detection specialists TruNarrative, extending the company’s partnership with Playtech to deliver a range of player onboarding and verification services. Ian Ince, Chief Compliance Officer at Playtech, commented: “As regulatory requirements around …

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