The National Council on Problem Gambling has commended the release of the US GVC Foundation, which sees a partnership with gambling addictions to assist military veterans.
While welcoming the reintroduction earlier in the year of the bipartisan Gambling Addiction Prevention Act, which it said was a “important” step in preserving the health and welfare of U.S. service personnel, the NCPG is partnering with GVC in one direction of U.S. exposure of the company.
The creation of the first dedicated US Foundation for Responsible Gaming, Corporate Enforcement, and Sports Integrity will see both parties working on developing responsible betting educational programs for active military service personnel and veterans in 2020.
Keith Whyte, executive director of the NCPG said: “NCPG actively works on behalf of the military, through efforts such as the Gambling Addiction Prevention Act.
“GVC was the first gambling operator to support the GAP Act. I am honoured by and proud of GVC’s efforts to protect our troops from problem gambling.”
Last month, the gaming and betting association rolled out its international platform to organize and endorse the ongoing CSR programs, priorities and donations of the company throughout the world.
Revealing more details of the new US mission, the foundation is to manage the current related projects of GVC, such as its partnership with the Harvard Medical School and the National Center for Responsible Gambling, as well as the NCPG, and to establish additional related US education projects.
One phase in that manager sees a collaboration with Seton Hall Law School as the pair announced the development of the first educational program for US gaming, honesty and regulation.
GVC Foundation US trustees include Amani Toomer, former New York Giants Wide Receiver and Super Bowl XLII recipient, GVC Holdings Regulatory Affairs Director Martin Lycka, and Princeton Public Affairs Group member William J. Pascrell, III.
“This new US Foundation extends our global foundation. The range of new initiatives and quality of partnerships express our global commitment to corporate social responsibility,” added Lycka.