Tag Archives: social responsibility

Japan calls for facial recognition across licensed gambling premises

Officials in Japan have called for facial recognition systems to be installed at pachinko parlours, boat and horse racing venues across the country in a bid to clamp down on problem gambling. Legislators hope that the idea behind rolling out the technology will help refuse entry to both under-aged gamblers, which is under the age of 20 in Japan, and …

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GamCare looks to invest in computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

National problem gambling support charity, GamCare, has released an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the provision of computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) software, tailored to those requiring the support services offered by GamCare. The charity’s face-to-face, online and telephone treatment services, which come in addition to the National Gambling HelpLine and NetLine, are largely focused upon CBT practices. The new software …

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RGSB reveals recommendations for UKGC National Strategy

The UK Gambling Commission has welcomed the advice from the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) pertaining to its National Strategy, which is due to be published in April. The RGSB has included a compulsory levy which seeks to replace the current voluntary arrangements. The levy will fund prevention, treatment and help facilitate research on a greater scale. A transparent structure …

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Tabcorp promotes AI to tackle problem gambling

Artificial intelligence as a means of tackling problem gambling has been announced by Tabcorp Holdings as one of the ways the group has tried to adopt more socially responsible policies in 2018, as announced in its Corporate Responsibility Review published today. The predictive risk analytics technology was rolled out by the group to analyse the wagering behaviour of individuals, and …

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EPIC Risk Management: Uniting the industry for harm minimisation

EPIC Risk Management is the UK’s leading independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy, placing its key focus on the highest prevalent sectors. EPIC identifies and reduces the brand, reputational, financial and human risks caused by gambling in the workplace. The firm’s Business Development Manager Mark Potter spoke to SBC about EPIC’s calculated strategy when it comes to increasing education around problem …

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Novomatic deepens commitment to addiction research

Novomatic has united with the Medical University of Vienna as it continues to place a key focus on social responsibility. As part of the partnership, Novomatic has committed €120,000 and two further years to addiction research and therapy at the university. The firm has been working with the Medical University of Vienna – known as MedUni Vienna – in the field …

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Hard line on novelty markets after SunBets ‘piegate’ investigation

Marketing departments across the industry will be on full alert after the Gambling Commission announced that it would deal ‘more severely’ with any novelty betting markets which do not maintain the standards required. Tabcorp UK, which runs the SunBets operation on behalf of News International, has now had conditions around novelty betting attached to its gambling licence and been told to pay £84,000 …

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The RGA urges the Government to introduce a statutory levy

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has announced that it would urge the Government to introduce a statutory levy to replace the current system of voluntary funding. The current voluntary funding system which is overseen by GambleAware, is in place to fund research, education, and treatment of problem gambling; as well as to ensure that the National Responsible Gambling Strategy is …

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What the numbers say on problem gambling

The UK gambling industry has faced some heavy criticism in the media in the past few months. Most of it began when 888 was rightly castigated for its failure in its social responsibility with no-one in the industry, or at 888, dissenting at the Gambling Commission’s judgment. But a good deal of criticism has been sown longer-term by anti-FOBTs campaigners …

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Industry heads unite behind Responsible Gambling Week

Placing social responsibility at the forefront of the industry, the first ever ‘Responsible Gambling Week’ (RG Week – 12-18 October) has been met with great enthusiasm by sector stakeholders. Driven by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), every vertical of the UK gambling industry (arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers, casinos and digital) will take initiative in driving the message of …

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