Social Responsibility

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Entain showcased as a Bloomberg Global 50 leader on corporate ESG

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has been featured on Bloomberg’s ’50 Global Leaders’ campaign – showcased amongst the most effective global firms achieving its sustainability objectives as a corporate discipline. The campaign, which is being promoted on Bloomberg’s digital media platform, highlights the work on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives and directives by leading international companies.  Showcasing Entain, Bloomberg highlighted the …

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UKGC: Education key to bettering Young People’s gambling outcomes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported that childhood exposure to gambling products will impact the attitudes and behavioural outcomes of UK consumers with regards to their future gambling engagements.  Part of quantitative and qualitative research undertaken by agency 2CV, the UKGC survey examined the views and engagements of the demographic of young people aged between 16-to-30. 2CV’s research was …

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Coalition Against Gambling Ads bus tour aims to place blackout advocates with policy stakeholders 

Members of the Coalition Against Gambling Ads (CAGA) a not-for-profit campaign seeking to end all advertising and sponsorships of gambling brands, will embark on its ‘Park the Bus’ tour of Britain this September.  The five-day tour, which will commence on Monday 6 September, aims to raise awareness of the devastating consequences of normalising gambling adverts on UK consumers and young …

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GambleAware launches PhD funding scheme for UK academic institutions

GambleAware has moved to bolster its academic and research capacities, launching its new directive to fund three-year PhD studentships across UK universities and scientific intuitions.     Ahead of the start 2021/2022 academic year, GambleAware will allow institutions to apply for funding of six grants to be awarded to PhD students researching priority areas required by the problem gambling research, education and …

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BetProtect expands reach following successful acquisition by Crucial Compliance

Crucial Compliance has acquired gambling protection app BetProtect, enabling the latter to expand its reach, offering its solution to ‘several leading providers’. The acquisition was finalised on 1 August, and will see Crucial Compliance integrate BetProtect into its wider offering providing corporate responsibility, compliance and professional service solutions. A compliance specialist consultancy, Crucial Compliance aims to deliver a ‘holistic safer …

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Swedish addiction support charity calls for quick loans intervention 

Spelberoendegruppen, Sweden’s non-profit organisation providing gambling addiction support services, has urged the government to implement ‘wider safeguards’ to protect national consumers from further gambling risks.  The call was led by Spelberoendegruppen Chairman Omid Rezvani, speaking to public broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT), in which he relayed the charity’s concerns with regards to ‘the marketing of online slots’ and that addicts could …

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GamCare: UKGC data shows ‘online gambling is growing issue’

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the results of a standalone telephone study, ‘Gambling participation: activities and mode of access – July 2021’, prompting GamCare to label online gambling a ‘growing issue’ following the pandemic. Conducted in September 2020, December 2020, March 2021 and June 2021 – with data from the final collection also extending to 5 July – …

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EPIC Risk Management recruits Dan Trolaro to strengthen US focus

Dan Trolaro, a problem gambling prevention specialist, has joined EPIC Risk Management as the harm minimisation consultancy’s Vice President of Prevention, as the company looks to expand its focus in the US. Effective from 9 August 2021, Trolaro’s new role will see him work to implement EPIC’s ‘blended, four pillar approach’ combining lived experience, prevention, policy, research and evidence, in …

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Entain invests in enhanced protections for interactive entertainment audience

Entain Plc is planning on improving safety and support structures of its interactive entertainment projects as the company aims to implement lessons learned in other sectors to safeguard the growth of its wider customer base. Through its not-for-profit Entain Foundation, the Group plans to build on work initiated with partners in the US to help video gaming and esports players …

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GamCare awards Playtech the inaugural B2B Safer Gambling Standard

Gaming technology provider Playtech has received GamCare’s B2B Safer Gambling Standard, becoming the first gambling industry incumbent to receive the newly created certification. Playtech’s casino product and platforms licenced in Great Britain were the primary reason for the firm’s accreditation, in addition to its ‘Sustainable Success’ business strategy and its implementation of an external Stakeholder Advisory Board. These operations and …

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