GambleAware Hits Funding Goal

Responsible betting charity GambleAware has posted their list of donors for the past year, noting that they reached their fundraising goal for the period.

The charity had 956 voluntary donations which totaled £10.1 million, which eclipsed the group's goal of £10 million. The largest donation was from GVC Holdings, who gave £1.46 million. Flutter Entertainment and William Hill each gave £1 million. Bet365 donated £865,000, while Sky Betting and Gaming gave £705,000. The Stars Group donated £125,000.

There were also £1.4 million in settlement payments given to GambleAware, with the gaming group Gamesys paying £690,000. LeoVegas paid £600,000 to settle a case with the UK Gambling Commission.

Gaming advocacy group, the Betting and Gaming Council commented on the numbers, stating: "We are pleased that our members have stepped up their funding of GambleAware along with a range of other charities to increase the help and support available to those at risk. Our largest members have gone further and committed up to an additional £100m to research, education and treatment over the next four years, increasing donations from 0.1% of profit to 1% of profit.

"With a continued focus on advertising, it is good to see £3.8m raised from the industry for the Bet Regret campaign which amplifies safer gambling messages and also has the support of major media partners. This work and funding will continue in 2020/21.

"Through continued funding by our industry over more than 20 years charitable services are able to provide free of charge treatment, support & advice services for anyone affected by gambling."

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.

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