Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

Gambling industry must take ‘holistic approach’ to 2005 Act review

After the DCMS released its policy document, which aims to bring clarity to UK gambling about what the 2005 Gambling Act review will entail, industry experts began examining the terms of reference to assess how these areas may affect their respective operations. Speaking on the ‘Unpicking the Terms of the UK Gambling Act Review‘ webinar, hosted by SBC, Brigid Simmonds, …

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YGAM selects Marvin Sordell as first ever ambassador

Former Premier League footballer Marvin Sordell has been chosen as the first ever charity ambassador for the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM). His work as a volunteer with YGAM will involve providing valuable insights to the charity’s education programmes with a strong focus on mental health. Commenting on his new role, Sordell said: “I’m delighted to become an …

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EA prepares to block FIFA Ultimate Team mode amid loot box lawsuits

Electronic Arts (EA) is reviewing its European terms of play related to its ‘Ultimate Team’ mode of the popular FIFA video game series, aiming to avoid further regulatory disputes.   Games industry news sources report that the latest ‘FIFA patch’ features a code input that will allow developers to disable Ultimate Team in certain countries which hold conflicting gambling laws in …

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GamCare named Howard League’s ‘organisation of the year’

The Howard League, a penal reform organisation, has named GamCare as its ‘organisation of the year’ after acknowledging the charity’s work in helping authorities to recognise problem gambling as a mental disorder that can drive its victims towards crime.  Hosting its annual ‘Community Awards’, the Howard League recognised the UK’s most effective charities and social projects which tackle the complexities …

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YGAM unites with PAPYRUS to safeguard future generations from harm

The ‘Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust’ (YGAM) has continued to expand its collaborative network of UK stakeholders by forming a strategic partnership with suicide prevention charity PAPYRUS. Working together to ‘prevent future generations from experiencing harm’, YGAM and PAPYRUS will  offer reciprocal training to help young people understand the life-threatening risks and harms of problem gambling and suicide. YGAM …

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Dutch regulator begins testing of CRUKS self-exclusion scheme  

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, will begin live testing of ‘CRUKS’ – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme next week.  Continuing its testing phase of key market technical provisions, KSA has called on all interested parties to trial the CRUKS system, which will be beta tested from 14 December. CRUKS is the KSA managed and controlled self-exclusion scheme tasked …

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Entain debuts Trident Community Foundation for grassroots football

Entain Plc, formerly known as GVC Holdings, has strengthened its ‘Pitching In’ grassroots sports investment programme by launching the ‘Trident Community Foundation’ in collaboration with regional non-league football partners of The Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Leagues. Working with its Trident partners, Entain has established a community foundation to provide direct funding to community-based projects, made available to 228 football …

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Gordon Moody Association to open residential gambling treatment centre for women

Gordon Moody Association to open residential gambling treatment centre for women

Gordon Moody Association (GMA) has reaffirmed its commitment to support women affected by gambling-related harm by opening the first residential treatment centre for female gamblers in 2021. The centre, which will be the first both in the UK and across the world, will be based in the Midlands and will offer a unique, safe environment to treat 24 women who …

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GambleAware: BAME communities disproportionately impacted by gambling harms

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GambleAware has this morning published the findings of its ‘secondary analysis’ conducted by YouGov regarding levels of gambling harm and access to treatment support among BAME adults.  YouGov’s analysis supports GambleAware research on the ethnic make-up of UK problem gambling undertaken in 2019, which led the charity to conduct further research into BAME communities and their gambling behaviours.    Research findings …

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YGAM expands education programme to Northern Ireland

YGAM expands education programme to Northern Ireland

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will deliver its education and support programme across Northern Ireland with the support of GamCare. The new initiative will primarily focus on safeguarding future generations from gambling and gaming related harms, building on the initiative which YGAM – with the backing of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – has previously rolled out …

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