Tag Archives: social responsibility

Blanket self-exclusion trial launches in Chatham

The trial self exclusion scheme for betting shops in Medway in south east England has launched today, enabling customers to ban themselves from every betting shop operator in Chatham High Street for the first time. Under the ground breaking scheme, when a customer indicates they wish to self-exclude from a gambling shop, staff will be help them fill in a …

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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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Blanket self-exclusion scheme to trial in Medway

Medway in south east England is to trial a scheme which will allow gamblers to exclude themselves from all betting shops in the area with a single registration. Medway Council and the Association of British Bookmakers will launch the project in December which will enable customers to ban themselves from every betting shop operator in Chatham High Street for the …

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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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Trust looking for volunteers for Great Wall charity walk

The Responsible Gambling Trust has challenged people working in the gambling industry to walk the length of the Great Wall of China to help raise money for the charity. The organisation is leading a fundraising expedition to China in April 2015 which seeks to raise a minimum of £50,000 towards research, education and treatment for problem gambling in the UK. …

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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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Call for anti-problem gambling measures to be standard

The two main suppliers of gaming machines to betting shops in the UK have called for the new responsible gambling measures introduced this weekend to be extended to all gaming machines in all sectors. Inspired Gaming and SG Gaming have issued a joint statement calling for the mandatory introduction of these measures across all categories of UK gambling. The new …

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