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Wanda Goldwag steps down as Chair of The Senet Group

Industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has today confirmed that Wanda Goldwag has departed as Group Chair. Goldwag, the first Chair of The Senet Group, which was founded in 2014 to improve industry-wide social responsibility standards in gambling advertising and operational practices, has chosen not to renew a further three-year tenure as Chair of the watchdog. Issuing an update, The …

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‘Failings of 888 shouldn’t undermine the importance of self-exclusion schemes’ pleads The Senet Group

Industry watchdog, The Senet Group has argued that the failings of 888 shouldn’t undermine the importance of self-exclusion schemes as a way of preventing or managing problem gambling. The London-based independent body provides a self-exclusion scheme that covers all British bookmakers and allows a person to exclude themselves from multiple locations with a single call to the team. Senet states …

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Senet Group calls for industry to help RGSB’s Responsible Gaming study

Industry-independent watchdog, The Senet Group has called for gambling stakeholders to back the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), in its efforts to establish a better understanding and overall knowledge of responsible gambling. Set-up in 2016, the RGSB has proposed a three-year strategy to promote responsibility in gambling and to reduce or mitigate gambling-related harm. The RGSB’s is intending to publish …

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The Senet Group details success in core messaging of ‘When the Fun Stops’ campaign

Issuing a market update, industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has published the results of its survey measuring public awareness of responsible gambling messages relating to its ‘When the Fun Stops’ campaign. Officially launched in2015 ‘When the Fun Stops’ was the Senet Group’s first UK-wide national marketing campaign. Public awareness of core messages is the highest on record, with between …

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GambleAware ‘Moses’ report – industry self-exclusion schemes are proving to be effective

Commissioned by industry charity GambleAware, a study of industry ‘self-exclusion’ practices carried out by Chrysalis Research has found that consumer protection schemes are proving to be effective at stop problem gambling. The evaluation of ‘Multi Operator Self Exclusion Scheme’ (“MOSES”) for UK licensed betting shops has detailed that 83% of users researched found industry practices effective in reducing or stopping …

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The Senet Group appoints George Kidd as new Chief Executive

Industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has confirmed the appointment of George Kidd as its new Chief Executive with effect from 15 August 2016. A media communications and public policy advisor, Kidd chairs several UK industry trade and standards associations including the ‘Online Dating Association’, ‘Direct Marketing Commission’ and ‘UK Fundraising Regulatory’. Kidd replaces Ron Finlay as Chief Executive of …

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The Senet Group refreshes Bad Betty for Euro 2016

Industry gambling watchdog, The Senet Group has released a national advertising campaign ahead of the start of Euro 2016 encouraging UK consumers to bet responsibly during what is set to be this year’s biggest gambling event. The Senet Group will refresh its  ‘Bad Betty’ campaign (first published 2015) to include football specific messages and tips to help gamblers stay in control and …

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Stephen Thornton & Richard Flint join Senet Group board

Industry independent watchdog, The Senet Group has announced the appointment of Stephen Thornton and Richard Flint to its board. Former NHS executive Stephen Thornton will advise the industry body as an Independent Director. Thornton has over thirty years’ management experience working with political parties, charities and regulatory/policy organisations. Commenting on the appointment Wanda Goldwag, Chair of Senet Group, said: “It …

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Senet Group seeks new Chief Executive

Senet Group is seeking a new Chief Executive following the resignation of founder CEO Ron Finlay, who was recruited to set up governance for the organisation in 2014. Ron Finlay said: “Senet Group has been on an amazing journey in the last 18 months. We have taken the idea from a piece of paper to create an independent body that has delivered a national …

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Senet Group confirms Sky Betting & Gaming as new watchdog member

UK independent gambling watchdog, the Senet Group has confirmed that Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has joined its main body aimed at promoting higher industry standards with regards to  advertising, operational practices and forming further socially responsible measures. SB&G governance was pleased to confirm joining the Senet Group as the body’s first online-only gambling operator. As a new member SB&G …

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