Tag Archives: social responsibility

Limiting FOBT stakes not the answer to problem gambling

One of the key partners on the recently published research on FOBTs has said that limiting the size of stakes is not the way to deal with problem gambling issues. Featurespace, the Cambridge-based technology firm commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to conduct the most thorough investigation into problem gambling yet undertaken, analysed almost seven billion interactions between gambling customers …

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Reuters reports on bookmaker’s social responsibility plans

Global news resource Reuters has reported on the UK betting industry and its attempts to tackle problem gambling using an algorithm developed by Harvard scientists. The algorithm monitors win-loss responses, average stakes and betting frequency which bookmakers intend to use this to pinpoint risky behaviour. A similar system has been introduced by some state operators in Canada. At Harvard Medical …

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EBEN bestows Gold certification on INTRALOT

INTRALOT has received the highest distinction, the Gold Certification in ‘Social, Environmental and Ethical Governance’ by the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), following a comprehensive process of evaluation of corporate best practices. The certification awarded to INTRALOT recognises top performance in the sectors of Business Analysis, in particular, in Corporate Social Responsibility & Reporting and effective IT management. In addition, …

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bet365 criticised over inadequate money laundering controls

bet365 has been pulled up on its anti-money laundering and social responsibility measures by the UK Gambling Commission. Following an investigation by West Yorkshire Police leading to the conviction of an individual for serious theft and money laundering offences, the Commission conducted its own investigation into potential weaknesses in anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility controls put in place by …

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Customers favour socially responsible brands

Nearly half of British adults who gamble online (45%) say they’d be likely to place a bet with an online gambling website if they knew that the brand was contributing financially to the research, education and treatment of problem gambling. 61% of the British public think this would be likely to increase public awareness of problem gambling. The commitment of …

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Ministerial statement: Betting shops and gambling

Minister for gambling Helen Grant MP has made this statement to Parliament: “The 2005 Gambling Act was introduced by the then Government with the aim of liberalising the gambling market in Great Britain. Nearly seven years on from the Act’s implementation, the gambling industry has developed in innovative ways, with new products now marketed and made available on a greater …

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Associations formalise social responsibility work with new group

The UK’s main gambling trade associations have joined forces to establish the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) – a new body that formalises the responsible gambling work that the associations carry out.  The IGRG provides a structure to better promote socially responsible gambling in the British gambling market. Building on existing relationships and work streams, it will also provide …

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