Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

Flutter sets monthly net deposit limit for under-25s to £500

Flutter Entertainment has announced the reduction of its net deposit limit for all customers under 25 years old – setting the figure at £500 per month. The group’s new policy will be implemented across its UK and Irish Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Betting & Gaming brands, as part of a general move to ‘further enhance protections for younger customers …

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EPIC to launch UK-focused Gambling Harm Education Programme

EPIC Risk Management has formed a tripartite partnership with addiction and mental health practitioner WHYSUP and mental health training organisation Teen Tips to launch its Gambling Harm Education Programme in UK schools. The programme will be delivered to UK pupils aged 15-18 at across 200 state secondary schools and colleges throughout the UK during the 2021-22 academic year, whilst the …

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LeoVegas launches AI-powered messaging as part of safer gambling strategy

LeoVegas Group has moved to strengthen its safer gambling offering via the launch of a new layer of AI-powered messaging, analysing customer behaviour and risk profiles. The offering will be initially launched in the UK via the LeoVegas, PinkCasino, BetUK and 21.co.uk brands, where LeoVegas customers will receive onsite messages with individualised content based on their profiles, containing information and …

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ReportOn: Regulators will impose ‘onerous requirements’ if industry expectations not met

In the ongoing debate surrounding the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) review of the 2005 Gambling Act, the topic of affordability checks has played a central role.  Discussing the issue in GameOn and Ghostfoundry’s inaugural ReportOn, industry stakeholders from a range of companies shared their views, whilst also commenting on other key gambling industry issues. For Allan Auning-Hansen, CEO of CEGO, …

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Rank aiming to appeal UKGC’s £5.85m fine for Daub failures

The Gambling Commission is playing hardball with the Rank Group as it imposes a £5.85m fine for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures at subsidiary Daub Alderney. The regulator is adamant  that gambling operators will face the full consequences of regulatory failures, even if breaches occurred prior to ownership, however Rank believes that there are both equity and public policy …

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Allwyn backs Made By Sport #PoweringGoodTogether mental health campaign

Allwyn, the UK subsidiary of the SAZKA Group, that seeks to become the next steward of the National Lottery, has partnered with Made By Sport to launch #PoweringGoodTogether – a nationwide sports and mental health campaign. #PoweringGoodTogether has been developed to promote sports proven ability in helping overcome mental health issues, and the further development of life skills, helping bridge social …

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GambleAware bolsters leadership team to match new national service commitments

GambleAware has recruited two new senior public health executives as part of an extensive leadership reorganisation to deliver on the RET commitments of its new strategy. Updating stakeholders, GambleAware confirmed the appointment of Anna Hargrave as the charity’s new Chief Commissioning Officer, charged with overseeing the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service. A 13-year NHS executive, Hargrave is the …

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EGBA secures sustainability reporting commitment from European leaders 

The leadership of Europe’s biggest online gambling firms have outlined their ‘collective ambitions’ to foster a stronger culture supporting safer gambling across all European markets. The leadership mandate was published by the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) – the Brussels-based trade body charged with representing online gambling at an EU business and legislative level.   A letter co-signed by John …

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GamCare pilots PayPlan debt advice referrals 

GamCare continues its work on protecting UK gamblers from the risks of consuming gambling-related debts, announcing that it has begun to trail referrals with PayPlan.  The harm prevention and treatment support charity has launched a pilot initiative connecting its users with debt advice specialists trained by PayPlan. The need for debt advice has been marked as a key priority by …

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FDJ expands Factory Sports programme for Paris 2024

Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has welcomed the return of French athletes who competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  The principal sponsor of France’s Olympic team and main fundraiser for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games hailed the performance of French athletes, who won a total of 33 medals, including 10 gold. France’s national lottery operator supported the development of several …

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