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GVC report reveals increase in charitable contributions

GVC Holdings has revealed that it has increased its ‘cash and in-kind contributions towards responsible gambling charities’ during 2019. Publishing its 2019-20 CSR Report, the betting group revealed that cash and in-kind contributions to charities increased from £2.51 million in 2018 up to £3.61 million in 2019. The report read: “Having already doubled our investment into research, education and treatment …

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GVC backs Lords ‘thoughtful and measured contribution’ to UK gambling’s future regime

GVC Holdings has welcomed the report published by the House of Lords Gambling Industry Committee, reiterating the measures that the operator group has already taken to ‘constantly improve player protection policies’. Published this morning, The House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ calls for an overhaul of UK gambling, seeking to implement a ‘regime …

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GVC aims for highest standards operating in an uncertain world

Sports betting is beginning to return ‘in-line with expectations’ as live sports resume across all markets, said Barry Gibson, Chairman of GVC. Making his first public statement as Chairman, Gibson praised the COVIbetting group’s ability to respond ‘swiftly’ to the closure of its UK retail estate following government-imposed lockdown measures. The GVC Chairman also lauded the operator’s ability to meet …

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EPIC delivers problem gambling education with Harvard Medical School

EPIC Risk Management has committed to delivering education on the topic of problem gambling after agreeing to a new partnership with the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. The duo will work together to research elite athletes’ relationships with problematic gambling behaviours, and will occur in parallel with GVC Holdings’ ongoing research partnership …

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GVC Foundation backs Eastern European Championship tennis appeal

GVC Holdings will back tennis’ ‘Eastern European Championship’ charity initiative to raise vital funds in support of international COVID-19 relief efforts. Held in Belgrade at the ‘Tipsarevic Academy’, the Eastern European Championship is a six-week exhibition tournament (15 June – 23 July) created by former tour pro Janko Tipsarevic to raise funds for COVID-19 and tennis development charities. The special event marks …

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Kenneth Alexander: Industry’s regulatory future is in-play as live sport resumes

GVC Holdings CEO Kenneth Alexander has issued a public statement to Parliament, as sportsbooks return to trading on the majority of major sports betting markets. Writing for Politics Home, Alexander emphasised that while a post-lockdown period brings with it an opportunity to promote a wide range of betting markets, gambling companies must not become ‘complacent’ in its responsible gambling measures. …

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Workforce wellbeing leads GVC Holdings retail reopening 

As it plans to reopen its retail betting venues on Monday 15 June, GVC Holdings has published its ‘comprehensive plan’ of actions and requirements to ensure safety standards across all Ladbrokes and Coral estates.  Leadership of the FTSE100 betting group stated that its reopening plan has been designed ‘to exceed the guidelines’ set by the UK government and World Health …

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GVC secures its Blue Chip status re-listing on FTSE100

GVC Holdings has completed a further leadership objective having been re-admitted onto the FTSE100 index, bolstering its status as a London blue-chip stock. On Wednesday, the FTSE Russell published its top 100-to-250 index report having reviewed all quarterly trading statements sanctioned by listed companies. The FTSE announced the inclusion of GVC Holdings, AVAST (IT security), Homeserve (emergency repairs) and Kingfisher (home retail) …

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Martin Lycka: The Gambling Prince of Sweden

GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka offers a dramatic twist on the Swedish licensing process, in which operators may not get the curtain call they’ve been looking for. Act I – A Truly Glorious Day January 1, 2019. A momentous day in Swedish gambling history. The online gambling market opens. A fanfare sounds. The curtain goes up. Licensed operators …

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GVC submits claim for HMRC FOBTs rebate

GVC Holdings has become the latest gambling company to issue a claim to Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs  (HMRC) regarding compensation owed from tax charges related to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). After William Hill followed the lead of Betfred and Rank Group earlier in the week, GVC has predicted that a successful claim ‘will result in a cash inflow to …

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