Microgaming Donates to Gambling Harm Charity

Internet gaming group Microgaming has used their PlayItForward charity group to donate £12,680 to the Young Gamblers Education Trust in an effort to expand the program.

The Young Gamblers Education Trust is based out of the UK and focuses on raising awareness of the harm that gambling can cause among young people. The group puts on workshops throughout Europe, and is accredited by outside groups to deliver materials to teachers and youth workers to identify and assist in problem betting behaviors.

Commenting on the donation Microgaming Head of Compliance Kimberley Broad said, "Promoting responsible gaming and supporting our local community are hugely important to us, so we were naturally keen to support YGAM in extending its accredited programme to the Isle of Man. We have been very impressed with the charity's success on building a programme that focuses on increasing awareness and resilience against gambling-related harm and we look forward to supporting them delivering the vital training workshops in the island."

YGAM CEO Lee Willows added: "Microgaming and YGAM have been keen to collaborate and this project provides a perfect opportunity to take our education programmes to the Isle of Man, while at the same time work with Microgaming to deliver our accredited and authentic training.

'We are hugely grateful for the donation from Microgaming PlayItForward as we believe taking our programmes to the Isle of Man will enable us to engage with another professional [teaching] audience and gain valuable feedback on the relevance and educational content."

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12 June 2018 - 2:32pm

That's wonderful to hear, well done Microgaming. I like reading how the big guys and big companies actually care about charities and care about gambling issues.

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13 June 2018 - 6:11am

It is good to know that Microgaming donate to the organization. But, I think that the amount is a bit smaller compared to its size... Wink Wink


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15 June 2018 - 11:12am

Yeah, it seems to me a bit lower of donation but anyway...seems like a decent programme although some of the old gamblers are even more vulnerable when it comes to harms of gambling compared to the newer ones, but the kids should definitely know what they might face gambling which not necessery means they shouldn’t or this should be the ultimate goal of the program.