Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

YGAM delivers gambling education to UNISON members

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with UNISON, the UK’s largest trade union, to offer in-depth training on gambling and gambling-related harms. Through the partnership, YGAM will offer free accredited workshops and resources to anyone who works with or cares for young people which will offer the necessary tools to safeguard young people from the potential …

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AIDP adds two new global advisors

The All-in Diversity Project (AIDP) has strengthened its global advisory by confirming the addition of Birgitte Sand and Esu Ma’at as board members. Ma’at is AIDP’s first appointment which the organisation stated is ‘reflective of educational and institutional and organizational change management’. AIDP praised his appointment, pointing out that Ma’at is a ‘trans-disciplinary thought leader’ who has a distinguished track …

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Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk 

Will Mace, former Director of Innovation for Kindred Group Plc, has launched EQ Connect – a tailored behavioural analytics platform which will help operators and industry stakeholders to identify ‘at-risk vulnerable customers’ and strengthen all components related to safer gambling.  Mace debuts EQ Connect, as the online gambling industry is pressured by the UKGC and further government agencies to foster …

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GVC hails SportsAid programme developing next generation of British athletes

GVC Holdings looks forward to a further year of working with SportsAid, following the success of its first year partnering with the charity in supporting and developing ‘Britain’s next generation of top athletes’. In 2019, SportsAid was announced as one of the beneficiary charities of the FTSE100 firm’s newly formed ‘GVC Foundation’, providing a £2 million ‘community fund’ for its …

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GVC – YGAM’s Parent Hub is a vital tool for honest and open conversations

GVC Holdings has praised the development and launch of the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) ‘Parent Hub’ as a vital educational resource for UK families. The FTSE100 firm funded the development of YGAM’s Parent Hub, which launched this summer to coincide with the break-up of UK schools. The Parent Hub serves as a digital portal providing parents and carers …

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YGAM calls for diverse perspectives on regulatory change

Lee Willows, founder of Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), has called for ‘a range of different voices’ to be included in the Experts by Experience initiatives to ensure that the programmes are ‘representative of the totality of the gambling experience’. Willows emphasised that Experts by Experience initiatives must draw upon ‘lived experiences’ to ensure that they are ‘fully-inclusive’ …

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UKGC launches public awareness campaign on gambling controls, rights and safeguards

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched its latest public campaign promoting ‘9 ways to keep yourself safe when gambling’. The campaign focuses on raising public awareness of safer gambling control tools, facilities and support groups such as GambleAware and GamCare. In addition, the UKGC seeks to provide better all-round guidance on how consumers can monitor their activity with licensed …

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Betfred supports Stroke Association with £32,000 donation

Following its charity activity at the 2020 World Matchplay, Betfred will donate £32,000 to the Stroke Association. Betfred, which was the title sponsor of this year’s tournament, previously unveiled a pledge to donate £50 per 180 hit during the tournament, as well as a £10,000 bonus should last year’s total of 330 be matched or beaten. “I’m delighted to be …

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Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity 

Unibet, the flagship sportsbook property of Kindred Group Plc, has announced its support of British horseracing’s #GoRacingGreen project – making UK racing accessible to those who suffer from mental health problems. The #GoRacingGreen project was launched in 2019 by racing enthusiast and entrepreneur Deborah Matthews, who openly blogged about how equine activities helped her overcome her struggles with mental health.  …

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Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust

Rank Group has strengthened its commitment to supporting unpaid carers across the UK after extending its partnership with Carers Trust through until 2021. Since its inception more than six years ago in February 2014, Rank colleagues and customers have raised £2.6 million for the charity, with the money raised benefiting over 12,000 unpaid carers. Over the last 12 months, Rank …

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