Social Responsibility

Unibet SE launches 30/30 Fund with NHL Star Henrik Lundqvist

Kindred Group’s flagship Unibet sportsbook brand has announced the launch of its ‘30/30 Fund’ aiming to improve all-around Swedish amateur sports development structures and athlete facilities. The 30/30 Fund is launched with Unibet announcing NHL New York Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist as new ‘Brand Ambassador’ promoting Unibet sports, public and health initiatives. Seeking to raise public awareness of the 30/30 …

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GLMS & ERASMUS launch ‘IntegriSport’ education project

Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has announced its first major initiative of 2019, officially launching its ‘IntegriSport Project’, co-developed in partnership with the EU ERASMUS European-wide education and training programme. The project aims to raise awareness and improve training standards among European-wide law enforcement authorities/stakeholders with regards to identifying sport manipulations/corruptions Launching IntegriSport, the GLMS has split the project into two …

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SBTech builds comprehensive compliance framework with SMP eGaming

Sports betting technology and platform provider SBTech has become the latest industry incumbent to strengthen its corporate compliance frameworks and resources with Isle of Man strategic consultancy SMP eGaming. Updating the market, SBTech governance informs that it has contracted SMP eGaming to develop a tailored compliance staff and management training programme on compliance disciplines. In its mandate, SMP eGaming will deliver …

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Industry taken to task over use of ‘gagging orders’ in settlements

The Gambling Commission has warned the gambling industry that the indiscriminate use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in settlements with customers over problem gambling issues will not be tolerated. Last year, stories broke in the national media about some major bookmakers adding ‘gagging orders’ to deals with their customers preventing them from going to the Commission with a complaint against any …

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RSPH & GambleAware establish ‘Gambling Health Alliance’ seeking wider influence

UK independent health association the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has announced that it will establish the ‘Gambling Health Alliance’(The Alliance) in partnership with industry charity GambleAware. In its mandate, the Alliance will ensure that gambling harms are placed on an ‘equal footing with other major UK public health challenges’ focussing on prevention, early intervention, and increasing community engagement/awareness …

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Sportium demonstrates commitment to women’s football by recognising Spain’s U17 team

Spanish betting operator, Sportium, has demonstrated its commitment to promoting Women’s football by presenting the Spanish U-17 Women’s National Team with the “Sportium Prize”. The prize was presented to the team during the awards ceremony for the Association of Sports Journalists of Madrid (APDM) on Monday. The operator wished to both recognise and celebrate the success of the club after …

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UK Gambling commission and NHS Wales back improved problem-gambling services

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has teamed up with a range of organisations across Wales with a view to provide and improve support to those who are susceptible to gambling-related harms. At the meeting in Cardiff,  30 representatives took part in a round table discussion, addressing the provision of treatment and prevention services, public health messaging, gambling venues and extending …

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Rank Group becomes first operator to trial Experian ‘affordability check’ tool

Global consumer comparisons and credit score data provider Experian has launched the industry’s first ‘affordability check’ tool, helping operators’ asses, identify and better understand customer risks, behaviours and affordability. In its product notes, Experian details that the affordability check tool becomes valid at the ‘most appropriate point for customers’, helping betting firms identify account changes or specific behaviours that may …

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GVC pledges to double research donation as part of new safer gambling campaign

FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings has pledged to double its donations towards research education and treatment of problem gambling as part of its new global responsible gambling campaign. The ‘Changing for the Bettor’ campaign will facilitate a new five year, $5 million partnership with problem gambling research unit – Division on Addiction, which will improve access to anonymised player data …

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Sportium lauded for its ‘Employee Innovation’ program

Seeking to deliver new products, propositions and directives to market, Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa Spanish betting joint venture Sportium has launched its “Sportium Employee Innovation Project” for 2019. The initiative has been backed by Barcelona-based business community Sant Cugat Empresarial, who have praised Sportium leadership for its forward-thinking directive and open employee policies. Closing 2018, Sportium held an open forum …

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