GambleAware announces £16 million in third-quarter donations

GambleAware announces £16 million in third-quarter donations

GambleAware received £4.2 million in donations from bet365, according to a report of the gambling charity’s third-quarter donations and commitments. Publication of a list of operators who contributed financially to the responsible gambling charity during the first three quarters of the fiscal year 2021/22.

GambleAware 3Q Report

During the year, the organization received a total of £16 million in donations from UK betting operators, who are required to give 0.1% of their gross gaming revenue to the association. GambleAware continues to advocate for the imposition of an obligatory levy to address online casino and sports betting harms and to promote industry openness and consistency.

Establishing such a system would ensure long-term support for research, treatment, and prevention support. Following closely behind bet365’s donation, which was consistent with its H1 results, were Entain’s £4 million and William Hill’s £1 million, both of which were in accordance with a vow made by UK operators to boost their GGY contribution to GambleAware to 1%. Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited (£93,714), Unibet UK (£92,000), TSG Interactive Services (£80,000), Betway (£60,200), Playtech (£51,768), Videoslots (£50,000), White Hat Gaming (£47,230), Broadway Gaming (£30,000), Star Racing (£26,069.00), 32Red (£28,000), and Gamesys (£22,998) were also significant contributors in the most recent update.

GambleAware uses operator funding to further its four primary commissioning objectives of raising awareness, addressing disparities, expanding service capacity, and giving access to support. In addition, funds will be used to support the National Gambling Treatment Service, the Annual Treatment and Support Survey, and Gambling Education Hubs. GambleAware repeated its proposal for a required levy to address gaming harms and to improve cross-industry transparency and uniformity in its update on first-three-quarter fiscal year contributors.

Key Statement 

GambleAware CEO Zoe Osmund stated the charity’s position on the topic following the NHS’s declaration earlier this year that it will stop accepting donations from gaming organizations. Asserting that a levy would ensure that all firms were held accountable, the CEO contended that the approach would promote greater transparency regarding the industry’s commitment to problem gambling research, education, and treatment.

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