Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

Senet Group seeks new Chief Executive

Senet Group is seeking a new Chief Executive following the resignation of founder CEO Ron Finlay, who was recruited to set up governance for the organisation in 2014. Ron Finlay said: “Senet Group has been on an amazing journey in the last 18 months. We have taken the idea from a piece of paper to create an independent body that has delivered a national …

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Senet Group confirms Sky Betting & Gaming as new watchdog member

UK independent gambling watchdog, the Senet Group has confirmed that Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has joined its main body aimed at promoting higher industry standards with regards to  advertising, operational practices and forming further socially responsible measures. SB&G governance was pleased to confirm joining the Senet Group as the body’s first online-only gambling operator. As a new member SB&G …

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ICE 2016 – Responsible Gambling Focus

Clive Hawkswood of the Remote Gambling Association has insisted the gambling industry is on the right road with self-exclusion policy, and cited the complexity of the issue for those expecting a quick fix. This came in response to Wanda Goldwag, Chair and Independent Standards Commissioner of the Senet Group, claiming that we are a long way from establishing effective policy. Self-exclusion …

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Senet Group appoints new industry directors

The Senet Group, the betting industry body set up by the sector’s major operators, has refreshed its Board at the start of 2016. Catherine Colloms, Director of Corporate Affairs at Paddy Power, and Donal McCabe, Group Corporate Communications Director of Ladbrokes, have been appointed to the Board of the gambling watchdog. Colloms and McCabe take the roles of Industry Directors …

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Bookmakers hope PAS masters real-time problem gambling analysis

UK bookmakers are to implement Player Awareness Systems (PAS) – a new initiative which helps people avoid gambling-related harm while using gaming machines in betting shops. PAS, which is being launched today by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) at the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) annual conference, has been developed using the RGT’s ground-breaking December 2014 research that showed it …

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Senet Group launches #gamblesmart campaign

A major social media campaign with the hashtag #gamblesmart is being launched by gambling watchdog Senet Group on Friday, 13 November. The three-week campaign targets young men with shareable, humorous online content to highlight and promote responsible gambling behaviour such as setting limits, never gambling when angry and never betting more than you can afford.  The work will build on …

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Fiona Thorne – Senet Group – WrB Insight: BBC TV show points to a new era of transparency

 Senet Group Director  & WrB key speaker Fiona Thorne highlights the importance of openness for the gambling sector… It was one of the boldest decisions made by a gambling company in recent years, but inviting the BBC’s cameras behind the scenes at Gala Coral could point to a successful new direction for the industry, according to Fiona Thorne, the betting operator’s director …

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GamCare releases dates for social responsibility training

Problem gambling organisation GamCare is offering new dates for its one day training course Social responsibility & problem gambling awareness. The course is designed for those working within the betting and gaming industry, and aims to give staff an understanding of social responsibility and interaction with players, raising awareness of problem gambling and signposting to support. GameCare said that all …

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Industry set to debate responsible gambling & reputation matters at World Regulatory Briefing (WrB) this September

Clarion Events has announced that its World Regulatory Briefing (WrB) conference will return to London on 10 September 2015, bringing together the largest global gaming operators, regulators, and industry associations to discuss how to drive the adoption of responsible gambling and corporate responsibility. WrB London will be one the first forums to translate the true value of a good reputation as …

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