GambleAware Doesn't Meet Fundraising Goal

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UK-based gambling charity GambleAware has failed to meet its fundraising goal for 2018-2019, and the group is calling for casino groups to donate for in an effort to aid problem gamblers.

For the year ending March 31st, 2019, GambleAware raised £9.6 million from gaming industry related groups. The amount raised comes in £400,000 below the group's goal of £10 million from the industry. The top donors to the charity were GVC Holdings (£1.46 million), William Hill (£1 million), and bet365 (£868,000). Donations from these groups include unclaimed winnings, dormant accounts, and other generalised donations.

Additionally, GambleAware gets money from settlements from the UK Gambling Commission when it sanctions those who run afoul of the UK's betting laws. For the last fiscal year, the charity received £7.3 million from these settlements. GambleAware works to help fight gambling addiction in the UK. They refer players regularly to organisations within the UK that provide assistance with addictive behaviours, and they are considered one of the preeminent compulsive gambling charities in the country.

GambleAware is calling on these operators to step up to the plate and donate a bit more to help reach that £10 million goal. If the goal isn't reached, GA says that there's a risk that they won't be able to continue their operations at peak effectiveness.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
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20 May 2019 - 5:18pm
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Well, that just shows that the gambling brands generally are not too concerned or not to willing to donate for the GA cause anyway, I thought that's has been a huge problem even before reading this article.

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Hahaha, the sources of donation from the casinos are so interesting, isn't it?
Unclaimed wins, dormant accounts and maybe unclaimed comps, too ? 😀 🙂)

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For the year ending March 31st, 2019, GambleAware raised £9.6 million from gaming industry related groups. The amount raised comes in £400,000 below the group's goal of £10 million from the industry. The top donors to the charity were GVC Holdings (£1.46 million), William Hill (£1 million), and bet365 (£868,000). Donations from these groups include unclaimed winnings, dormant accounts, and other generalized donations.