Social Responsibility

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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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Gambling with Lives trials new support system for treatment of gambling disorders

Gambling with Lives has unveiled its new ‘treatment and support system’, designed by the lived experience of former victims of gambling harms working with health experts to tackle the deep complexities of gambling disorders. The support charity states that its organisation embarked on a new pathway design, acknowledging that victims of gambling had faced judgement and a lack of understanding …

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GambleAware interactive maps identify locational demand for support

GambleAware has launched new interactive maps designed to identify the usage of and reported demand for support and treatment, segmented by local authorities and wards across Great Britain. Based on the responsible gambling charity’s annual treatment and support survey, GambleAware has outlined differences in gambling participation, usage and reported demand for treatment and support, broken down by area. The survey …

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YGAM and Betknowmore revamp Merkur UK’s staff safer gambling training 

Safer gambling education charities YGAM and Betknowmore have partnered to launch a bespoke training programme for Merkur UK, the operator of nationwide gaming arcades. Merkur UK’s new training programme has been designed by YGAM and Betknowmore’s specialist teams, trained in the nuances of safeguarding customers against gambling-related harms. YGAM and Betknowmore modules are City & Guilds assured, with relevant training …

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Entain Foundation backs Chance for Childhood’s Ghana project

Entain Plc has incorporated child poverty and equality charity ‘Chance for Childhood’ as a new global partner of its flagship Entain Foundation CSR programme.  Working with Chance for Childhood, the FTSE100 gambling group has launched a new pilot project titled ‘Change the first 1,000 Days’ that will support 600 out of school children in street situations in Accra, Ghana, to …

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Safe Bet Show: Technology is the greatest asset for responsible gambling

Responsible gambling has become a key focus of many operators, with numerous companies launching  initiatives, but EPIC Risk Management’s Brianne Dora-Schawohl believes that more can and should be done, particularly with regards to leveraging technology as an asset. In the latest episode of Martin Lycka’s Safe Bet Show, the VP of US Policy and Strategic Development at EPIC spoke to …

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BGC announces 2021 Safer Gambling Week

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced the date for 2021 Safer Gambling Week, due to take place between 1 November and 7 November, in cooperation with the Bingo Association and Bacta. Since its inception in 2017, the annual campaign has seen the betting and gaming industry collaborate on several safer gambling messages via online and land-based venues, to …

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