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US operators agree responsible gambling industry benchmark

Six leading US sports betting and iGaming operators have come together to agree new industry-led responsible gambling standards across the United States.

The 12-point pledge is a commitment to principles of responsible online gambling and are recommended as the principles for an industry benchmark, to coincide with this month’s Responsible Gaming [...]

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Spreadex agrees £1.36m settlement with Gambling Commission

Financial spread betting and sports betting operator Spreadex has become the latest gambling business to fall foul of Britain’s anti-money laundering and social responsibility regulations.

Spreadex will pay £1.36m to Britain’s Gambling Commission for the breaches, which allowed some players to deposit significant funds and gamble without the operator conducting adequate [...]

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Svenska Spel pledges SEK 42 million to problem gambling research 

Swedish gaming operator Svenska Spel is allocating SEK42m to support research into problem gambling over the next five years. 

Svenska Spel has already donated more than SEK60m to this area of research since 2010 and will now continue to fund the work of the independent Research Council, as well as Anders Håkansson's [...]

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Entain agrees record £17m settlement for AML and social responsibility failings

London-listed Entain has agreed a £17m regulatory settlement with Britain’s Gambling Commission for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.

The gaming operator has also had additional conditions attached to its operating licence to ensure that a member of the board oversees an improvement plan, and that a third-party audit the business [...]

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Entain extends Trident League football partnership

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has agreed a multi-year extension to its community sports partnership with Britain’s Trident Leagues.

The extension will provide critical funding in the coming years, backed by the Entain Foundation under the ‘Pitching In’ banner, for the 248 clubs that make up the Northern Premier, Isthmian [...]

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Rank Group partners GamCare to expand Safer Gambling training

London-listed bingo and casino operator Rank Group has partnered with GamCare to provide safer gambling and social responsibility training to over 1,400 employees.

The programme will see GamCare deliver 150 days of training to Rank staff and builds on Rank’s longstanding work with GamCare, under which customer service, digital and land-based [...]

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Playtech evacuates staff and overhauls Ukraine operations

Playtech has helped evacuate over 450 Kiev-based employees and their families, while around 300 have stayed behind to aid the war effort.

Playtech has needed to establish an entirely new organisational structure to help those who continue to work safely in Ukraine, to accommodate the others in their new homes, and [...]

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888 Holdings

888 launches ‘SheLEADS’ programme to inspire next generation of female leaders

London-listed online betting and gaming operator 888 has launched SheLEADS, an innovative employee programme that aims to accelerate the development of women across 888’s international offices.

The programme will see 31 colleagues selected as ‘SheLEADERS’, who will meet for weekly development sessions led by external experts aimed at enhancing their skillsets. 

This [...]

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Entain launches first global impact diversity & inclusion initiative

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has unveiled EnTrain, a multi-million-pound initiative to increase access to technology and improve diversity. 

EnTrain aims is to positively impact the lives of over 1,000,000 people around the world, either directly or through their families and dependents, by 2030.

It marks the first commitment from the [...]

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Sazka Group

KKCG and SAZKA Group bring in Pavel Turek to strengthen CSR

Czech investment firm KKCG has named Pavel Turek as its new chief officer of CSR & Global Brand for KKCG Group and its SAZKA Group lottery division.

Turek has over 25 years experience in motorsport, spending 17 seasons in Formula 1 and participating in more than 250 Grands Prix.

Between 1997 and [...]

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Rush Street Interactive

Rush Street Interactive appoints director of corporate social responsibility

New York-listed gaming operator Rush Street Interactive has appointed Tammi Barlow as director of corporate social responsibility.

Barlow brings over a decade of experience building and managing responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility programs in the gaming industry, most recently at Caesars Entertainment following its acquisition of William Hill.

She also served [...]

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Entain extends SportsAid partnership and doubles funding

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has extended its long-term partnership with British sports charity SportsAid.

The Entain Foundation will double its financial backing to SportsAid, taking its total commitment to around £500,000 to provide critical funding to the most talented young British athletes all the way through to the Paris [...]

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