GambleAware Reveals Donation Volunteers With Entain Leading The Way

Entain has donated £2 million to GambleAware, which has revealed details of donations and promises received from persons who make a living from gambling in the UK.

The independent charity published its industry donation figure for April 1 to June 30, 2021, revealing that the total amount of money pledged and received by GambleAware as voluntary donations from the gambling industry in Q1 – excluding regulatory settlements and additional donations – totaled £2.3 million.

UK Gambling licence holders

Every UK gambling licence holder is asked to pay 0.1 percent of their annual gross gaming revenue to GambleAware. Companies with yearly gross gaming revenue of less than £250,000 are urged to make a minimum donation of £250.

Videoslots has donated £50,000, Star Racing has provided £20,720.27, SkillOnNet has donated £11,000, and Play’n GO has donated £9,750. One Click made a donation of £22,800.91, while STS.BET made a donation of £22,000.

Mansion Europe Holdings has pledged £10,000, Novomatic AG has pledged £5,000, and BetVictor has pledged £65,605, according to GambleAware.

Gifts and pledges

The report includes a list of gifts and commitments received for 2021/22 up to June 30, 2021, with any received after that date appearing in the following update, expected for October 2021.

Furthermore, the report only includes payments and pledges made directly to GambleAware; however, operators may choose to donate to another RET organisation or effort in lieu of or in addition to GambleAware.

Licensed operators may propose to donate to socially responsible groups as part of a regulatory settlement with the Gambling Commission during the regulatory process.

However, according to the terms of the agreement, GambleAware did not receive any cash for its efforts in Q1.

Click here to see the complete list of donations.

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