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GambleAware Appoints Zoë Osmond as its New CEO

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GambleAware has appointed its communications and engagement director Zoë Osmond to the position of chief executive, replacing Marc Etches.

Before joining GambleAware in 2018, Osmond served as chief executive of the National Advertising Benevolent Society, a national charity that supports workers in media and advertising and then as a partner at marketing consultancy Oystercatchers Partnerships.

At GambleAware, she has led the execution of the charity’s safer gambling and treatment campaigns and has worked with stakeholders in public health, government, media, academia and the gaming industry.

GambleAware chair, Kate Lampard CBE, said: “In the past two and a half years that I and trustees have worked with Zoë, she has demonstrated to us that she fits the criteria we are looking for perfectly.

“Her knowledge and experience of GambleAware means she can hit the ground running, something that is of particular importance when starting a leadership role during a pandemic.

“Her ability to work with a wide range of subject matter experts and her experience of transforming a charity, building businesses, and leading change will be instrumental in taking GambleAware to the next stage in its development.”

Osmond said: “GambleAware is at an exciting moment in its history, and over the past ten years, Marc Etches has done a phenomenal job in leading the charity to this point.

“It is a critical time for the gambling sector and the recent pledge of up to £100m from the gambling industry means this is a significant time to shape and drive forward GambleAware’s vital work and develop its own expertise.

“I am excited by the prospect of transformation and the opportunities now available to GambleAware to work with other organisations to prevent gambling harm and I look forward to taking on the challenge.”

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GambleAware reports suggest complete integration of safer gambling messaging

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GambleAware released its newest strategy to upgrade the safety for players playing at online casino real money, enhancing its dedication to assist those struggling with gambling-related harms by moneying research study, education and learning as well as therapy solutions.

The technique reviews the charity’s goal to decrease gambling-related damages and also deal with those that suffer. Adhering to the appointment of Kate Lampard CBE as chair of trustees, the technique shows how the charity will work as an independent voice in a debatable area and supply enough help as well as assistance to those that require it.

Who is GambleAware?

GambleAware is an independent agent that develops a framework arrangement with the Gambling Commission to deliver the National Approach to Decrease Gambling Addictions within the context of plans based upon volunteer donations from the betting industry. Led by an entirely independent specialist board of trustees, the majority of whom work in the health and wellness sector, GambleAware has a well established variety of governance procedures and also procedures that guarantees the sector has no influence over any kind of appointing decisions.

 

What are the Newest Updates from GambleAware? 

Three records commissioned by GambleAware have actually recommended that much safer betting messaging be applied in all elements of driver functions.

‘An Integrated Approach to Safer Gambling’  was carried out by Disclosing Fact and consisted of input from; Betfred, both retail and also digital; Genting Gambling enterprise; Buzz Bingo; Gamesys; and 888.

It discovered that “significant progress” could be made in the advancement of much safer gambling messaging, and recommended that its normalisation in every facet of customer communication was indispensable for success.

This was supplemented by a more logical report, as well as succeeding assessment, by the Behavioural Insights Group. The consolidated researches were made to “evaluate the efficiency as well as influence of operator interventions and sustain them in the advancement of their very own safer gaming messaging”.

A conclusion of the studies advises a top-to-bottom strategy to safer gaming messaging, both in regards to inner firm interaction (and also society) and gamer outreach.

Discussing the searchings for the report, Damon De Ionno from Revealing Reality stated: “For many drivers, much safer betting is usually deemed an add on. Yet our record has revealed that to be effective in interacting much safer betting to clients, drivers need to develop safer betting messages right into every aspect of the company as well as client communication. It is time operators look to avoid wagering harms, instead of just react to them”.

This task was moneyed through a grant awarded by GambleAware, based upon a quick created by the Accountable Betting Method Board as well as with input from the Betting Payment.

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Entain Launches Global Initiatives to Support Women Interested in Building Careers in Technology

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Entain Plc has launched a series of international initiatives to support girls and young women interested in building careers in technology.

Girls Who Code, an international non-profit organisation working to close the gender gap in technology, is to receive US$250K from the Entain Foundation, its not-for-profit affiliate, to support its global programmes to bring young women into the technology industry, most notably in the UK, US, Canada and India. The scale of Entain’s support makes it one of Girls Who Codes most significant global partners.

The Entain Foundation is also providing Aus. $50K funding to the Tech Girls Movement in Australia, which aims to challenge gender perceptions which limit girls’ participation in STEM through school-based early intervention programmes.

The new initiatives follow recent senior female appointments to the leadership team at Entain, including that of new chief executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen and two new non-executive board directors, Stella David and Vicky Jarman. Over 50% of Entain’s workforce is female, including over 30% in technology roles.

Jette Nygaard-Andersen, CEO of Entain, said: “I’m proud to be leading a global technology company which is making real strides in promoting women’s careers, not just in the West, but also developing markets like India where creating opportunities for young women is especially important.

“Everywhere however, the biggest challenges continue to be cultural, around what society and young women themselves believe they can do, which is why we are focusing on initiatives to support their education and build stronger pathways into technology-related careers.”

Dr. Tarika Barrett, incoming CEO of Girls Who Code, said: “Passionate, ambitious and diverse young women are the key to transforming the world and the technical workforce. This International Women’s Day, we’re excited to partner with the Entain to support young women around the world on their journey into the technical workforce. Our work together will help spur the creation of a more fair and equitable workforce, helping more women of all backgrounds rise to the top and achieve their goals of working in tech.”

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CT Gaming Interactive Expands its Presence in Belgium

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CT Gaming Interactive has expanded its presence in the Belgium market through its new partnership with Supergame.be.

Supergame.be has gained access to a portfolio of dice slots supplied by the global content provider. As a result of the agreement, a diverse palette of the company’s dice slots titles are currently available to the online casino players, including 50 Dice Treasures, Dice Woods, 40 Mega Dice, which have enhanced graphics for better interaction with players.

“We are delighted to have our content live with Supergame.be. We would like to welcome them to our growing customer base in Belgium and look forward to our excellent partnership by contributing to their amazing performance with our content offering,” Martin Ivanov, Businеss Development Manager at CT Gaming Interactive, said.

“CT Gaming Interactive is a well-respected supplier and we are happy to add their games portfolio, which we know will provide our players with entertaining gameplay. The great experience is what brings players to us, and it is our top priority to only provide games that meet their needs and expectations. We look forward to a valuable working relationship,” Henk Wolff, Marketing & communication manager at Supergame.be, said.

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