Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: Social Responsibility

OKTO ready to answer industry’s cashless question, once and for all

OKTO cashless payments solution
International fintech provider OKTO is ready to give Britain’s retail gaming sectors a much needed post-lockdown boost by offering the definitive solution to the longstanding challenge of cashless payments.

Betting likely due for a national spending limit, says industry expert Donoughue

Steve Donoughue spending limit caution
Have we reached the stage where government could actually consider steps to nationalise the gambling sector? The regulatory response to gambling, heavily criticised by the industry, has played hard on the emotional issues rather than evidential bases, leaving analyst Steve Donoughue to sound some warning signals.

SG Gaming: Taking SR on to the next level

SG Gaming Scientific Games
SG Gaming demonstrated new content, personalised menus and its upcoming computer vision technology to support Responsible Gambling.

GambleAware and its driving force ‘to encourage behaviour change’

Marc Etches GambleAware
In its Winter Newsletter, GambleAware chief Marc Etches signalled the organisation’s objectives and aspirations for the year ahead.

Bacta launches landmark Self Exclusion Portal at EAG

Simon Bradbury Self-Exclusion Portal launch
Bacta has launched its new Self-Exclusion portal at this week’s EAG show, which will deliver vital services, quickly and conveniently via mobile devices

Stott: “We’re really driving ahead on SR and age verification but sometimes we’re perceived as being 10 steps behind…”

Quentin Stott Reflex Gaming social responsibility
One of the champions of the SR cause, Reflex Gaming MD Quentin Stott, sat down with Coinslot to discuss the issue, filtering the sound of substance from all the white noise.

SG Gaming lays out its vision for social responsibility to Westminster

Phil Horne SG Gaming Social Responsibility
SG Gaming chief Phil Horne has told lawmakers of his desire to implement enhanced player protection measures, but insists that gambling stakeholders be given some room to innovate.

Bacta Northern SR Exchange: Fun delivery poignant topics

bacta northern sr exchange
The bacta Northern SR Exchange has drawn to a close with positive feedback from participants about the content and new relaxed format. Reporting on a well-attended Northern SR Exchange, bacta head of social responsibility and compliance Simon Bradbury commented: “After a great launch in London last year, it was agreed that we should extend SR Exchange’s reach by hosting a series...

Novomatic UK selects Gamblewise SR tool for AGCs

Admiral Gamblewise roll out
Providing its customers with even more options for safer gambling, Novomatic UK has began rolling out Gamblewise, a social responsibility tool that uses..

Bacta readies for Northern SR Exchange

Bacta Northern SR Exchange
Bacta has completed preparations for its first Northern Social Responsibility Exchange. The event is scheduled for Wednesday 13 November 2019 and will be..

BBPA and UKHospitality join forces to strengthen social responsibility in pubs

Brigid Simmonds BBPA UKHospitality
In another example of forward-thinking self-regulation from the UK’s retail entertainment sector, the BBPA and UKHospitality have collaborated to alleviate

Industry to unite for Responsible Gambling Week

Responsible Gambling Week
The year’s Responsible Gambling Week will see the industry come together to stage the largest ever campaign to promote safer gambling practices in the UK..

Bacta confirms second SR Exchange is heading north

Bacta SR Exchange
After a successful London launch last year, Bacta has confirmed that the second Social Responsibility Exchange will be heading further north.

Senet Group dismisses University of Warwick SR study

Senet Group University of Warwick Social Responsibility
After the University of Warwick published a report claiming that warnings on gambling adverts do little to deter gamblers, the Senet Group responded..

Harris: Industry only as responsible as its weakest link

Carolyn Harris social responsibility
Although chair of the APPG for Gambling Harm Carolyn Harris acknowledges that gambling companies have “taken measures” to improve, she believes the industry

Ladbrokes Coral Group to pay £5.9m for failings in anti-money laundering and social responsibility

ladbrokes coral
The Ladbrokes Coral Group has been ordered by the Gambling Commission to pay £5.9m for failings in anti-money laundering and social responsibility practices. An investigation by the Gambling Commission found that between November 2014 and October 2017 Ladbrokes and Coral failed to put in place effective safeguards to prevent consumers suffering gambling harm and against money laundering, with this failing...

Gambling Commission and Samaritans to develop new guidance for operators

Social Responsibility GambleAware Samaritans
Digging up research from 2007, GambleAware commissioned a report that shows a link between suicide and problem gambling, prompting the Gambling Commission..

Industry set for radical step on the SR ladder: Bacta unveils new under-16s trial

John White Bacta membership under 16 trial social responsibility
The Bacta membership agreed to evaluate a change to its Code of Conduct which would tell customers that players on low stake cash payout fruit machines must

Bacta delegation updates former minister on social responsibility progress

James Miller Bacta social responsibility
Bacta president James Miller and chief executive John White took the opportunity to outline Bacta’s on-going commitment to social responsibility when they..

Two Cherries: The player companion

Two Cherries Player Companion
The industry has always put the player at the heart of everything it does, and now Two Cherries’ social responsibility tools will allow operators to easily prove it.   Two Cherries’ cashless payment solution will ensure players have the social responsibility tools to easily manage their machine play, while enabling operators to straightforwardly demonstrate their SR commitments to regulators. With the Two...

Minehead’s Marcus Kravis calls for rates and regulation rethink

Marcus Kravis The Arkade Minehead Marcus Kravis
The Arkade’s Marcus Kravis sets out what he sees as the challenges - and potential achievements - on the cards for seaside operators.

Bacta enacts new social responsibility charter

Bacta social responsibility charter gaming industry
As the latest step in updating its social responsibility guidelines, trade body Bacta has followed its well-attended Social Responsibility Exchange of November 2018 with an industry-wide charter ensuring a unified approach to problem gaming. Bacta has announced the enactment of its newly updated Social Responsibility Charter, including the latest guidance on self- exclusion and safer gambling practice. Effective as of 1...

Bacta’s enhanced social responsibility charter takes effect

Bacta, social responsibility, gambling, charter, uk, effect
Bacta, the trade association for the UK’s amusement and gaming machine sector, has today enacted an updated social responsibility charter and code of practice. From today, bacta’s 490 members must abide by thirteen pledges informing areas including player protection, staff training, premises maintenance and age verification. The enhanced charter and code covers bacta’s policies on how members can help people to...

Barclays Bank self-exclusion feature: The social responsibility bandwagon

Barclays, self-exclusion
Barclays Bank have launched a new self-exclusion feature for problem gamblers on their accounts. The biggest and first bank from the high street to do so, Ken Scott seems reluctant to applaud the banking behemoth for its initiative. Cashing in is probably the best way to describe Barclays Bank’s somewhat opportunistic announcement to launch a self-exclusion feature on its accounts. The...

SR workshops transform strategies into action for operators

Bacta SR Exchange Operators strategies
At the recent Social Responsibility Exchange, organised by Bacta, operators went to discuss strategies to deliver enhanced customer protection. What they...

Frost warns of online industry threat to gaming’s reputation

Jason Frost Euromat Bacta AGM562
Social responsibility has forced its way to the top of the industry agenda and, says Euromat president Jason Frost..

Bacta proffers the hand of friendship to Mims Davies

bacta mims davies
Bacta welcomed the new sports minister Mims Davies in her new role and discussed what sets the coin-op sector apart from the wider gambling industry during a parliamentary reception on 21 November. “Mims has been in the job 11 days, but she has immediately grasped the brief about our industry, which is all about fun,” chief executive John White explained. “It’s...

Bacta find a new discourse with launch of social responsibility policy

BACTA AGM 2018 Social Responsibility John White
Association chief John White used his platform at the Bacta AGM to announce a new code of social responsibility for members

Devolution necessary to fight problem gambling

social responsibility, devolution
Greater regulatory powers must be devolved to the Scottish Parliament if it is to tackle problem gambling practices more effectively, thats the claim made by Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, during the recent Responsible Gambling Week. Newlands was attending a Parliamentary drop-in event in support of RGW when he raised the issue of regulation devolution. He discussed...

EUROMAT endorses Romanian social responsibility pledge

Euromat, Romanian representatives, social responsibility
EUROMAT’s Executive Committee travelled to Bucharest to witness the signing of a new social responsibility pledge co-signed by representatives of each gaming channel in the country. The Presidents of ROMSLOT, Responsible Gaming  Association, The Romanian Association of Gaming Organizers and Producers, the Romanian Lottery, Romanian Bookmakers - Employers' Organization of Romanian Betting Operators, Romanian Gambling Organizers' Association – ROMBET, Association...