Social Responsibility

Denmark to enforce new Code of Conduct seeking highest industry standards

Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority ,has announced that national stakeholders have agreed on new responsibility provisions, measures and adjustments to be attached to the Danish Gambling Act. A political agreement has been approved which will see Spillemyndigheden enforce a new ‘Code of Conduct’ for all licensed gambling incumbents to adhere to, beginning 1 July 2019. Denmark’s new code seeks to …

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Critical Mandate… IBA Ireland backs new Trust with €1 million funding

Irish betting/gambling stakeholders have agreed to establish the ‘Gambling Awareness Trust’, aiming to improve Ireland’s problem-gambling harm networks, counselling, research and treatment. The Trust has been established as an independent charity and has received a commitment of €1 million in initial funding from the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). In its mandate, the Gambling Awareness Trust seeks to fund research of …

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William Hill advances ‘Nobody Harmed’ campaign with Dan Whitlam appointment

As part of the advancement to its ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ campaign launched in July 2018, William Hill has appointed Dan Whitlam as its Head of Responsible Gambling for retail. Whitlam will be tasked with working alongside the Compliance, Gaming, L&D and Data Science divisions to strengthen and develop the ways in which the operator identifies, interacts and intervenes with …

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GambleAware launches ‘Bet Regret 2’ targeting Cheltenham audiences

Industry charity GambleAware has released its second ‘Bet Regret’ advertisement of its headline two-year ‘Safer Gambling’ nationwide campaign, targeting Cheltenham Festival 2019 audiences. Safer Gambling continues its high-impact / high-reach mandate, with the new Bet Regret advertisement being broadcast this week across Cheltenham Festival’s multiple media formats. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “We hope this new commercial will get people …

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Henrik Tjärnström: Collaboration makes Kindred the trend setter in global sustainability

Stockholm-listed online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc has published its 2018 corporate sustainability report, outlining key long-term social responsibility commitments and targets for its enlarged enterprise. Updating stakeholders, Kindred Chief Executive Henrik Tjärnström details the enhanced responsibility placed on the online gambling group, which in 2019 services 25 million customers, across Europe, the US and Australia, operating 11 brands and employing …

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Japan calls for facial recognition across licensed gambling premises

Officials in Japan have called for facial recognition systems to be installed at pachinko parlours, boat and horse racing venues across the country in a bid to clamp down on problem gambling. Legislators hope that the idea behind rolling out the technology will help refuse entry to both under-aged gamblers, which is under the age of 20 in Japan, and …

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GAMSTOP adds Dr Jo Watts and Kevin Beerling to board of directors

National online self-exclusion initiative, GAMSTOP, has committed to broadening its governance and providing a trusted environment for all stakeholders through two new appointments to its board of Non-Executive Directors. The two new members, Dr Jo Watts and Kevin Beerling, follow the selection of the initiative’s Independent Chair, Jenny Watson CBE in September. Watson commented on the new appointments: “We are …

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Betfred to donate all day-1 Cheltenham OTC profits to children’s brain scanner appeal

Bookmaker Betfred has stepped up to help fund the Royal Manchester Hospital £4 million appeal seeking to purchase vital equipment for children facing life-threatening conditions. Today, Betfred founder Fred Done has declared that the bookmaker will donate all over-the-counter (OTC) profits made at the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival 2019 (12-15 March), to Royal Manchester’s ‘iMRI Appeal’. The appeal, which …

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RSPH – New Gambling Health Alliance will support Watson’s tougher code

Labour Deputy leader Tom Watson’s call for a tougher regulatory code on online gambling services/practices has received the backing of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH). In 2019, the RSPH is set to launch its ‘Gambling Health Alliance’, developed in partnership with industry charity GambleAware, as UK-wide gambling policy advisors push for problem-gambling to be treated as a public …

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DCMS confirms Boggis & Palmour as National Lottery Community Fund board members

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has confirmed the appointments of civil service and fundraising veterans Emma Boggis and Danielle Palmour as Board members of the ‘National Lottery Community Fund’. The Community Fund, which is commonly known as the ‘Big Lottery Fund’, acts as an independent public body responsible for distributing money raised by National Lottery …

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