Social Responsibility

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UKGC highlights vital feedback of Lived Experience Advisory Panel

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has hosted the first meeting of its ‘Lived Experience Advisory Panel’ providing first-hand accounts and insights on gambling harms, risks and addictions. Beginning in June, the Commission has been working to establish a ‘lived experience group’ to form part of its wider ‘Experts by Experience’ group, providing advice and recommendations on the development of UKGC’s …

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Entain launches consumer representation initiative ‘The Player’s Panel’

Entain plc has launched ‘The Player’s Panel,’ a new initiative aimed at ‘giving consumers a voice’ on issues relating to betting and gambling in the UK. The Panel consists of a range of Entain’s customers from across the UK, who participate on a voluntary, unpaid basis. The members will interact with ‘political decision -makers, stakeholders and the media to give …

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How can influencer marketers educate audiences in the IPL?

As influencer marketing becomes a commonplace strategy in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and other sports within the country, operators and firms alike must educate customers about the products that sports stars and celebrity personalities are advertising. Parimatch, a firm that teamed up with MMA icon Conor McGregor in 2019, is one such company that places a strong emphasis on …

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GamCare and YGAM exceed first year educational targets

Prominent responsible gambling charities YGAM and GamCare have exceeded the first year targets for the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme. The joint initiative – supported by the Betting and Gaming Council – has been launched in all regions of England and Wales and has expanded education and support services for young people in Northern Ireland, whilst both organisations work …

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GambleAware: ‘Inequality is a social barrier to treatment’

Hosting its eighth ‘Annual Conference’ online, GambleAware welcomed its broadest set of stakeholders as it continues to work within public policy, national health, education, criminal justice and the gambling sector to collaborate on the ‘treatment of gambling harms’.  Opening the conference’s schedule, GambleAware Chair Kate Lampard (CBE) acknowledged that – similar to many charitable and public organisations – 2020 had …

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Gambless app reaches £100k milestone in resource provisions

Gambling addiction tracking app Gambless has given away more than £120,000 worth of psycho-educational resources regarding gambling addiction. The app was initially launched in September 2020 and offers a range of resources to those suffering from gambling addiction, such as informative articles, a self-care diary, an emergency chat-bot, diagnostic tests and coping-skills exercises. It was created by the same team …

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William Hill commits to 100% renewable energy with new green policy

British online and retail bookmaker William Hill has moved 100% of its UK electricity supply to renewable energy sources as part of a new green commitment. The arrangement has been in place since 1 October 2020 following a procurement tendering process which saw the operator switch energy suppliers from Grid Electricity to Total Gas and Power. As a result of …

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BetBull and beBettor form social responsibility alliance

Mobile sportsbook and casino operator BetBull will cooperate with responsible gaming data firm beBettor on customer affordability. beBettor will provide the operator with affordability data using its APi services, enabling automated instant geo-affordability checks for the company’s UK customers. This will allow BetBull to better understand its customers and provide more tailored protection for each player. Furthermore, the affordability checks …

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National League temporarily suspends North and South divisions

The National League has taken the decision to suspend the North and South divisions for two weeks with immediate effect. The board met on Friday to make a decision, facing pressure from its clubs to temporarily halt the season. “Following the review of the feedback from clubs in connection to the recent clubs meeting, a board meeting this morning decided …

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UKGC confirms there is ‘no evidence of a sustained increase in gambling activity’

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published data delving into the potential impact thatCOVID-19 lockdowns have had on gambling activity. Data from the report has demonstrated that ‘there has not been a significant or sustained increase in gambling activity since the COVID-19 pandemic began’. Breaking down the statistics in a nationally representative sample of over 3,000 adults, six in 10 …

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