Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

Spreadex enlists beBettor to enhance affordability solution

Spreadex has signed an agreement with affordability checking solutions provider beBettor in order to enhance and streamline its own affordability process and workflows. The partnership will see beBettor’s affordability check fully implemented and automated by Spreadex safer gambling team, ensuring all checks ‘happen in the background’, requiring little input from customers in order to minimise intruding on users personal information …

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GambleAware names Entain as top Q1 donor with £2m contribution

GambleAware has published its list of Q1 betting industry donors, revealing that Entain topped its list of contributors with a donation of £2 million. GambleAware currently requests that all licensed operators donate 0.1% of their gross annual gambling yield directly to GambleAware, whilst firms with an annual gross gambling revenue under £250,000 per annum are asked to donate a minimum …

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Queensland outlines four-year gambling-harm reduction plan

The government of Queensland, Australia has announced a four-year plan for the minimisation of gambling harm, in line with the state administration’s commitment to the issue. Under the plan, Queensland administrators will focus on industry social responsibility and the implementation of technological, collaborative and systemic approaches to the minimisation of gambling related harm.  Furthermore, the Gambling harm minimisation plan for …

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Sisal GoBeyond competition aims to accelerate Italy’s brightest start-ups

Sisal SPA, the operating firm of Italy’s SuperEnalotto national lottery draw, has continued its funding of talent development projects for Italy’s new workforce through the hosting of its ‘GoBeyond’ competition.  Entering its fifth year, Sisal’s innovation competition is co-hosted with investment fund CVC Capital Partners and aims to advance the development of Italian start-ups focused on social impact and enterprise. …

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GambleAware research blasts design of safer gambling tools for lagging behind expectations

GambleAware has called for operators to drastically improve resources dedicated to the development of safer gambling tools. The charity’s plea follows a further ‘randomised control trial’ undertaken by research partner the Behavioural Insights Team (BI Team) examining players’ use of deposit limit tools and further ‘commitment devices’ offered by operators.  Commitment devices refer to the voluntary arrangements/agreements, designed to dissuade …

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Gamban blocks user access to trading platforms

Gamban has updated its self-exclusion system to block user engagements and access with FX, crypto and currency trading platforms. Updating stakeholders, Gamban disclosed that it had added CFDs cryptocurrency exchanges, binary options, forex trading platforms to its list of blocked websites. The changes are set to be introduced from 1 August and follow an assessment by Gamban that noted a …

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Gambless tackles workforce burnout with Mindspa

Gambling-harms prevention and support platform Gambless has joined forces with mental health app Mindspa to expand psychiatric support resources for gaming industry employers.    The partnership follows an 18-month evaluation in which Gambless recognised the mental fatigue of gambling employees working in a ‘perpetual state of disruption and uncertainty’. It noted that employee mental health had risen to the top of …

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Kindred continues sustainability focus on ‘path to zero’

Kindred Group Plc continues to progress on its group-wide business sustainability objectives, despite recording a slight increase in revenues generated from harmful gaming.     Publishing its latest ‘safer gambling update’, the group saw its share of gross win revenues from high-risk players increase from 3.9% to 4.3% during the Q2 trading period.    Irrespective of the 0.4% increase, Kindred underscored that its …

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KSA finalises legal duties on CRUKS self-exclusion

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its policy guidelines for ‘involuntary registration’ to CRUKS – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme.  From 1 October, all KSA licensed online gambling operators are required to centralise their player databases with the CRUKS’ self-exclusion system as a legal requirement of the Netherlands new KOA Act regime regulating online gambling. KSA policies on …

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Charity Commission finds no conflict in YGAM and BGC relationship

The UK Charity Commission has closed its ‘regulatory case’ against the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) after finding no grounds for any further examination.  The regulator had responded to a complaint that raised questions related to YGAM’s relationship with industry standards and trade body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). YGAM replied to the complaint by outlining that its …

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