Tag: Social Responsibility

Minehead’s Marcus Kravis calls for rates and regulation rethink

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

GBG chief urges industry to join forces on social responsibility post FOBT fight

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Peter Hannibal, CEO of the cross-sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, has warned that all forms of gambling are in danger of being treated similarly to the tobacco industry unless it starts to take the lead in improving social responsibility. Commenting following the government’s announcement of the £2 maximum stake for FOBTs he said: “If you take a step...

Responsible gambling messages to be included for entirety of all TV ads under new rules

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The IGRG today announced a further enhancement to the Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising.   It requires that throughout each television advert a responsible gambling message or a reference to www.begambleaware.org will appear. The provision will come into force at the end of June 2018. The Code was originally produced in 2007. It was followed by second and third editions in...

Gamble Aware sees UK as ‘potential global leader’ in consumer protection

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  Utilising its relatively modest stand at ICE 2018 to its full potential last week, Gamble Aware was delighted with the amount of interest the exhibition’s patrons were showing their initiatives.   “It’s great to see how many people are coming to visit the stall, and brilliant to see plenty of the larger commercial operators getting involved in consumer protection as a...

Social responsibility beats faster than ever

  Social responsibility has become the heart of the government’s triennial review, but will it be at the expense of the soul of UK gaming and gambling?   The National Responsible Gambling strategy will see Category B1, B2 and B3 machines under closer scrutiny as the government’s consultation and investigation into gaming and gambling extends its reach into an additional genre, B3,...

Betting firms to be named and shamed for failing to fund Gamble Aware

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British betting companies are under coming pressure to help tackle a funding shortfall for Gamble Aware.   The UK charity said it would begin to identify donors next year, meaning operators not on the list might be identifiable by their absence. The tactic is being introduced after Gamble Aware fell £5m short of its £13m industry contributions target last year. “We cannot understand...

Responsible Gambling Week: Sparking informed conversations

Coinslot sits down with John Hagan, chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, to discuss the group’s campaign to raise awareness of responsible gambling ahead the subject’s dedicated week from 12-18 October.   Coinslot: What inspired the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) to launch Responsible Gambling Week? John Hagan: The industry works tirelessly to promote responsible gambling - it...

IGRG “not the proper vehicle” for £8m advertising awareness campaign

The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) was “not the proper vehicle” for an £8m awareness campaign planned by betting companies and broadcasters, an industry source has told Coinslot.   This comes after a report by the Guardian claiming to have seen an exchange between those behind the campaign, who described the move as a “consequence of government’s gambling review”. The newspaper...

Praesepe takes social responsibility to next level with Playright App

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Praesepe has taken social responsibility to the next level with the deployment of the groundbreaking  Playright App across its Cashino AGC estate.   Gauselmann owned Praesepe, which operates a total of 185 AGCs, FECs and Bingo Clubs throughout Britain, has made a major contribution to gaming's social responsibility debate, with the adoption of the Playright App. The simple to use digital tool,...

Gambling Commission issues forthright challenge to operators

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The Gambling Commission’s Sarah Harrison calls to industry to aim higher in terms of consumer safety and social responsibility. The Gambling Commission is calling for operators to accelerate the pace at which they are putting consumers at the heart of business decisions. The call came from Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison during a speech to operators at the Commission’s first Raising...