Social Responsibility

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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Codere places responsibility at the forefront of Real Madrid renewal  

Issuing a market update, Spanish gambling firm Grupo Codere SA informs that it will continue to serve as ‘official betting partner’ of Real Madrid FC until the end of the 2020/21 European football season. Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere has served as Real Madrid betting partner since 2016, representing Codere’s biggest marketing commitment. The Spanish betting group has previously used …

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EPIC forms ‘big collaboration’ with Whysup on harm prevention

Independent gambling harm and minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has teamed up with Whysup to support the ongoing efforts of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions. Updating the media, EPIC and Whysup have formed a shared collaborative approach to combat and reduce gambling-related harms at a national level, helping regulatory stakeholders. The strategic partnership is formed, …

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Women in Racing joins The All-in Diversity Project

Industry workplace diversity, inclusion and equality program ‘The All-in Diversity Project’ (All-in) has strengthened its reach and profile within UK horseracing, announcing ‘Women in Racing’ as its latest strategic partner. An independent organisation with over 200 members, Women in Racing’s seeks to promote female representation and participation within all levels of horseracing. Furthermore, the organisation campaigns to encourages leadership across …

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