Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

Tom Watson – ‘Cultural change’ is key to gaining a purposeful gambling industry

Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson has published the full transcript of his speech on gambling reforms delivered yesterday to UK ‘cross-party’ thinktank DEMOS. In his opening statement, Watson outlines his belief that the UK gambling sector’s defence of FOBTs machines through ‘unacceptable lobbying’ has seen its incumbents ‘fall beyond public accountability’. Watson states that any future Labour government ‘must …

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SABA South Africa joins All-in Diversity ranks

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The Association of South African Bookmakers (SABA) has committed its support to the industry workplace diversity, inclusion and equality initiatives of the All-in Diversity Project (AIDP). Representing South Africa’s biggest corporate and independent bookmakers, SABA confirms that it has become a strategic partner of AIDP, promoting workplace ‘honourable practices’ to its members and industry. ‘The SABA is not just our …

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The Stars Group deepens Right to Play commitment

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed that it will extend its partnership with global charity partner ‘Right to Play’ for a further two years, aiming to raise £1 million to help provide education for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Founded in 2000 by Norwegian speed skating Olympian Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play is an international …

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Ladbrokes appoints Children with Cancer UK as lead Charity Partner

Ladbrokes has this morning informed that ‘Children with Cancer UK’ will serve as its new Charity Partner, agreeing on a three-year arrangement which will see the bookmaker raise funds to help the organisation improve survival rates of young patients. Children with Cancer UK has been selected by Ladbrokes staff and will see the bookmaker utilise its marketing assets and sports …

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NSW launches ‘lived experience project’ to support responsible gambling strategy

New South Wales’ The Gambling Impact Society (GIS) has launched a new ‘lived experience project,’ which aims to help support communities by providing responsible gambling initiatives to raise awareness of associated harms. Funded by the New South Wales Office of Responsible Gambling, the new initiative will bring first-hand stories from individuals who have experienced such issues, and aims to encourage people across …

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Unibet UK operator makes £1.6m settlement with Gambling Commission

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The Gambling Commission has told the industry it needs to be seen to ‘step up on social responsibility’ after Platinum Gaming, which is licensed to operate Unibet.co.uk and uk.bingo.com, became the latest company to make expensive failures in its social responsibility and anti-money laundering procedures. Following a Gambling Commission investigation, the company has agreed to pay £1.6 million in a settlement with …

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Wes Himes: RGA – An effective responsible gambling message starts with awareness

Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders gathered in May to discuss whether ‘the gambling industry is giving players enough control?’ at the most recent meeting of the Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group  –APBGG – (7 May 2019). The subject matter was discussed by Sarah Hanratty, Chief Executive Officer at the Senet Group; Damon De Ionno, Managing …

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Gamesys to pay £1.2m for social responsibility & AML failures

Online gambling operator Gamesys (Gibraltar) Limited will pay £1.2m for failing to prevent gambling harm and breaching money laundering regulations, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced this morning. Gamesys operates the newly launched Virgin Bet, sports data site Live Score and a range of further igaming sites. The regulator launched an investigation into the operator’s processes after police investigations revealed …

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UKGC fines a “timely reminder” of AML stance, says Credas

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The penalty charges handed down by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) this week “won’t be the last of this size” according to Rhys David, CEO of Credas, who said the fines serve as a “timely reminder” of the regulator’s stance towards substandard anti-money laundering (AML) safeguards. The reaction of Credas – a provider of identity verification technology – came in …

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GambleAware commits a further £3.9m funding towards problem gambling treatment

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed that it will be fronting an additional £3.9m in funding towards the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service. The funding, which is set to continue for up to three years, will be provided to GamCare and its network of partners across Great Britain. £2.35m of the funding will be allocated to expanding the provision of face-to-face …

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