GambleAware Donations Hit £13.2 Million

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UK gambling charity GambleAware revealed that they've taken in £13.2 million in donations during the first three quarters of the current fiscal year, with the group noting that the total is down 17.5% from last year.

The largest contributor to the charity was Ladbrokes Coral, who made £7 million in donations. Bet365, through its company Hillside made donations of £2.4 million, £1.7 million, and £907,000. Betfred donated £92,541. Star Racing donated £82,172, while GAN donated £71,540. Virgin Bet Donated £68,157.

Other notable pledges included Casumo (£62,378), Betway (£43,400), InTouch (£42,300), Videoslots (£40,000), and City Gaming (£36,378).

GambleAware noted that they've netted no contributions from regulatory settlements, which has negatively impacted their bottom line. The charity's fiscal year runs through March 31st.

GambleAware issued a statement on the donations, noting: "All funds donated to GambleAware go towards activity which is delivered against the charity's commissioning objectives. As part of our commitment to transparency and accountability, we recently published our commissioning intentions which set out our strategic commissioning approach for the National Gambling Treatment Service moving forward.

"These commissioning intentions support the delivery of our Organisational Strategy and are based on a robust understanding of population needs and the outcomes we need to achieve, to ensure the most cost-effective and impactful use of our resources."

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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.