Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

GAMSTOP nets ‘best outcomes’ in independent evaluation of self-exclusion 

GAMSTOP, UK gambling’s self-exclusion scheme, has cited that eight out of 10 players (82%) have stopped or reduced their gambling habits since registering with its services. The headline figure was communicated to GAMSTOP following an independent evaluation of player self-exclusion outcomes undertaken by research agency Sonnet.   Based on the survey feedback of more than 3,300 users of GAMSTOP, 84% …

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GambleAware publishes report and guide for financial services to help prevent gambling harm

GambleAware has published a new report analysing behavioural datasets, in order to understand if this method could be used to build a more precise picture of how people gamble, identify signs of harm, and eventually inform prevention, treatment, and support responses. Conducted by the charity’s Behavioural Insights Team, the new research examined bank transactional data from Monzo and HSBC to …

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Grainne Hurst: Personalised technological safe betting solutions ideal outcome of gambling review

The UK government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act has been welcomed by the industry, and leading operator Entain in particular has praised the evidence-led approach to the regulatory overhaul. Speaking to Martin Lycka in the latest episode of the Safe Bet Show, Grainne Hurst, Entain’s Director of Corporate Affairs, discussed responsible gambling, the UK government’s review of the 2005 …

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ANJ appoints ‘ethics pro’ Christel Fiorina as market integrity lead 

 l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has confirmed the appointment of Christel Fiorina as the regulator’s first Market, Compliance and Player Protections Director, helping maintain the market integrity of French gambling’s new unified regulatory era.  A seasoned executive of France’s civil service, Fiorina joins ANJ’s leadership team from DGE – France’s National Enterprise Agency, where she led policy development projects assisting …

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1account initiates consultation regarding multiple account holders

1account has initiated a consultation with leading gambling industry figures for views on how digital technology can assist gamblers with tracking their financial position across multiple accounts in real time. The firm has cited research from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), the average UK gambler has three betting accounts, whilst younger gamblers are likely to have five or more accounts. …

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ANJ signs research accord with French Drugs Observatory

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) France’s unified gambling regulatory agency has moved to significantly bolster its research and understanding of gambling addiction and disorders forming a working accord with OFDT – the French ‘Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction. The two agencies will work together on projects examining the ‘complex phenomena of gambling addiction’ and how to expand treatment of …

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Party brands aim for maximum coverage of safer gambling hub with McLaren F1

This weekend, Styrian Grand Prix will feature Entain Plc’s PartyCasino and PartyPoker brands to promote their ‘staying in control’ campaigns with F1 partner McLaren Racing. The campaign will be fronted by ‘Time to Pit’, a short movie featuring  McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo, relaying the important safer gambling advice of knowing ‘your personal limits and staying in control’. The Styrian GP …

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Big Step makes Scottish football debut with Edinburgh City partnership

Edinburgh City FC has become the latest football club, and the first in Scotland, to partner with Gambling with Lives’ Big Step initiative. A grassroots project, the Big Step’s primary aim is to ‘kick gambling ads out of football’, and has the backing of several MPs including the Labour Party’s Carolyn Harris, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on …

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Australia enlists Engine to develop country’s first national exclusion service

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has enlisted Engine, developer of the UK’s GAMSTOP exclusion service, to launch Australia’s first nationwide gambling blocking system. Engine Australia will develop the National Self-Exclusion Register for the ACMA, allowing customers to leverage a single process to self-exclude from all licensed interactive betting operators. Self-exclusion can range from anywhere between three months to …

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Britannia Stakes ‘fantastic initiative’ distributes £1.25m to charities

Member organisations of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) have distributed over £1.25 million to a selection of charities, donating the entirety of the profits from the Britannia Stakes race, held on 17 June during the Royal Ascot festival.  Participants in the initiative include BGC members Flutter Entertainment (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet), bet365, Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), William Hill, Kindred …

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