Social Responsibility

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Flutter forms #TOGETHERFORMISSING partnership with Missing People

Flutter Entertainment Plc has partnered with UK charity Missing People, to raise awareness and support the families of nearly 100,000 adults that were reported missing across the country last year. The FTSE100 betting group has announced that its UK facing brands of Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet and PokerStars will promote its #TOGETHERFORMISSING campaign formed with Missing People. #TOGETHERFORMISSING, was …

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Karen Carney MBE fronts #TalkBanStop Euro 2020 campaign  

Ahead of the start of Euro 2020 on Friday 11 June, the safer gambling trio of GamCare, GamBan and GAMSTOP have relaunched their #TalkBanStop campaign. #TalkBanStop was originally launched at the start of the year, with the safer gambling organisations promoting their gambling-harm prevention tools and support services to the general public. The new campaign is fronted by Karen Carney …

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Rank completes Hawkeye customer care monitoring upgrade

Rank Group Plc has deployed its proprietary-built ‘Hawkeye’ real-time safer gambling monitoring system, observing customer engagements across its flagship online properties of Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo. Updating stakeholders, the LSE gambling group completes a key 2021 corporate directive, ‘investing significantly’ to revamp its customer care capacity, allowing its teams to better identify player risks and carry-out interventions were necessary.  …

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Cam Adair joins EPIC as new esports consultant

Cam Adair joins EPIC as new esports consultant

EPIC Risk Management has strengthened its esports expertise by naming Cam Adair as its new Online Gaming and Esports Consultant. In his new role, Adair will help EPIC to expand its work in preventing gambling-related harm across esports and gaming’s intertwined landscape – with a particular focus on the company’s education and professional sports pillars in the UK, Europe and …

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GambleAware opens tender to pilot £1m residential rehab programme

GambleAware has opened a tender for a pilot project to run a new ‘residential rehabilitation programme’ for gambling disorders, which will form part of the wider National Gambling Treatment Service. As the UK’s principal problem gambling RET charity, GambleAware cites that its new rehabilitation programme will maintain a specific focus on ‘complex and co-morbid presentation amongst service users’. GambleAware requires …

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GamCare to maintain dedicated women’s support programme  

GamCare will continue to host its dedicated online chatroom sessions aimed at women and those who identify as female, irrespective of the UK government continuing to ease national lockdown restrictions.  The treatment support charity launched its dedicated women’s sessions during 2020 as part of its problem-gambling support programme during the COVID-19 pandemic. A dedicated chatroom was established following concerns raised …

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Gambless targets retail bettors with ‘Play it Safe’ initiative

Gambless has initiated its ‘Play it Safe’ campaign, which will see the gambling harm prevention and support app distribute flyers across betting shops and casinos internationally. ‘Play it Safe’ flyers will include a PGS1 self-assessment test for bettors, as well as a free code to access psycho-educational resources on the Gambless app, aimed at supporting those at risk of problem …

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GamCare sets new three-year agenda to ensure all communities access to gambling treatment support

GamCare will operate under a new ‘organisational strategy’, executed over the next three years (2021-to-2024) to ensure that access to problem gambling treatment is maintained across all of the UK’s public health networks.  The charity states that its new organisational mandate will build on the success of its 2018-to-2021 strategy, which saw its organisation support over 100,000 people facing gambling-related …

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BGC members commit ‘vital funds’ to charities from Britannia Stakes profits

A group of Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members have committed to donate all-profits from the Britannia Stakes, giving a ‘major’ financial boost to a selection of charities. Participating BGC members include bet365, BetVictor, Betway, Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), Flutter Entertainment (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet), William Hill, Kindred (Unibet), Rank Group (Grosvenor Sport), the Tote and Fitzdares. “I am absolutely …

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GamCare calls on collaboration to fill gambling block inefficiencies

GamCare has called for UK financial institutions and businesses to work together in ensuring that all ‘gambling block’ loopholes are closed in order to protect vulnerable consumers. The call for collaboration follows GamCare hosting its ‘Gambling Related Financial Harm’ workshop in which diverse financial stakeholders shared insights on the design and safety features of gambling block tools used by banking …

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