Social Responsibility

Deborah Roll recognised for leading Responsible Gambling Week

At the third annual Global Regulatory Awards, which took place on 1 May, Deborah Roll has been recognised for her commitment to Responsible Gambling week by being awarded the Compliance Outstanding Achievement award. Roll, who currently holds a position of project manager at the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), spearheaded the 2018 Responsible Gambling Week. The campaign involved over …

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BMJ article calls for new tax to fund responsible gambling initiatives

According to an article published by The British Medical Journal (BMJ), there should be more emphasis placed upon the revamping of current gambling laws in order to prioritise the funding of problem gambling clinics. The report has called for the introduction of a mandatory tax on the industry which would see additional funds being allocated to industry initiatives and the …

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FDJ places Responsible Gambling at the top of its new CSR agenda

The governance of French state-owned betting/lottery operator Francais Des Jeux (FDJ) has pledged to increase its efforts in tackling problem gambling, presenting the firm’s new ‘corporate social responsibility’ programme. Updating French media, FDJ governance has pledged to commit 10% of its advertising budget towards promoting responsible gambling messages. As part of its commitment FDJ marketing, has launched a series of …

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32Red – Blanket sponsorship ban will not prevent problem gambling

In response to the new ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions rolled out by the UK Gambling Commission, online casino 32Red has stated that “a blanket ban on sponsoring clubs will not stop problem gambling.” The statement follows the recent announcement that 32Red has penned a new sponsorship deal with Derby County Football Club, which sets out to sponsor the …

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GVC pushes for complete ban on TV Advertising

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Issuing a corporate statement, the governance of FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings has this morning called for an end to all ‘UK sports-betting broadcast advertising, at any time of the day’. In its statement, GVC declares that it believes that the inbound ‘TV whistle-to-whistle’ advertising ban, set to be implemented from 1 July will not serve the industry for its …

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Irish minister calls for problem gambling to be treated as a public health issue

Irish Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, David Stanton, has suggested that problem gambling should be treated as a public health issue, as opposed to an issue with regulation. Stanton, who is responsible for overseeing regulation in the Irish betting industry, has claimed that imposing more stringent controls on the industry is a possibility, but it …

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32Red invests into mental health scheme as part of Derby County sponsorship deal

Kindred Group-subsidiary 32Red has committed itself to reinventing the current football sponsorship model by making a major investment into a new men’s mental health programme. The initiative will see the online gambling platform – which currently sponsors five Championship clubs and Rangers in the Scottish Premiership – invest heavily into the development of Team Talk  hubs across the city where …

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Richard Graham calls for Government to introduce new gambling levy

Conservative MP Richard Graham has called upon the Government to implement a new gambling levy which he hopes would “speed up work on both prevention and cure.” Ahead of the release of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, Graham has urged the Government to report on whether or not a new levy would be possible. …

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Sky Bet’s Pete Wallis joins EPIC Risk Management

Independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has continued to develop its growth strategy through the appointment of Pete Wallis. Joining the consultancy from Sky Betting and Gaming, Wallis will be tasked with facilitating the continued progress of the company. He will oversee the creation of initiatives which will identify and effectively intervene with customers experiencing gambling related harms …

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SportPesa launches ‘Coaches to Count On’ with Arsenal FC

Leading Kenyan market bookmaker SportPesa has launched its latest African football initiative ‘Coaches to Count On’ in partnership with Premier League football club Arsenal FC. The football directive will see SportPesa develop ‘football clinics’ across its core markets of Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, with Arsenal FC developing comprehensive training programmes for aspiring soccer coaches. The bookmaker has kicked off …

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