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Entain Publishes 2022-23 ESG Report

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Entain plc has published its 2022-23 ESG report, setting out the Group’s approach to and performance on sustainability and ESG related issues.

Sustainability, alongside growth, is one of Entain’s two core strategic pillars. The new report details the significant progress the Group has made in implementing its ESG objectives, as set out in its Sustainability Charter which is built around four core principles: an exclusive focus on regulated markets; continuing to take the lead on responsible betting and gaming; best-in-class corporate governance; and investing in people and local communities.

The report also provides a further update from that provided at Entain Sustain, in November 2022, the industry-leading sustainability and ESG-focused event.

Highlights of the report include:

An exclusive focus on regulated markets:

  • 100% of revenues are from domestically regulated or regulating markets
  • Exited nine markets with no clear path to a safe regulated betting and gaming industry
  • Holding domestic licences in 30 countries and 26 North American markets

Continuing to take the lead on safer betting and gaming

  • Successful roll-out of pioneering ARCTM player protection programme outside the UK to 22 international markets
  • Increased UK contributions to Research, Education and Treatment (RET) to 1% of GGY in 2023

Pursuing the highest standards of corporate governance

  • Initial findings from double materiality assessment released
  • 33% of Board is female
  • Entain published first-ever Board Diversity Policy
  • 15% of the group-wide bonus is based on a safer betting and gaming metric and 5% on a customer metric
  • The Big Six Compliance Programme drove the average completion rate in mandatory employee training to 93% – up from 82% in 2021.

Invest in people and communities

  • Commitment to net-zero target carbon emissions target by 2035, which will be verified by the SBTi
  • Developed near-term science-based greenhouse gas reduction target, for verification by the Science-Based Targets initiative
  • Continued investment in by the Entain Foundation to promote grassroots and community sports through Pitching In initiative
  • Further progress in closing the Gender pay gap
  • Delivery of wellbeing programmes to support colleagues, particularly those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

“Over the past year, we have continued to make great progress in setting the standards for our industry in all areas of ESG, across all of our operations. We are proud to lead the industry in providing the safest possible betting and gaming platform, taking a leading role in supporting the communities in which we operate, reducing or environmental impact and in doing so, making Entain the best place to work for all of our people. By delivering on this ambition, we will create long-term, sustainable growth for all of our stakeholders,” Jette Nygaard-Andersen, CEO of Entain, said.

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Top 5 Blockchain Games to Play According to dappGambl

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Blockchain is a revolutionary form of technology that underpins a lot of areas of cryptography. It promotes transparency, security, privacy, and safety online. Likewise, it is also beneficial to be able to bring to life technologies such as smart contracts, which can automate a lot of what happens online thanks to blockchain itself. In fact, there are so many applications for blockchain that we will probably never stop discovering them. There are more and more emerging each and every week. The crypto market never settles and is one that is going to continue to grow.

 

The world of blockchain games

In fact, it is so widely applicable that there are even blockchain games. And so you’re probably thinking, Why would this revolutionary technology be used in games, or specifically as a platform for games? Well, a lot of players who are into blockchain games really see it as an attractive option because it allows them more control over the gaming experience they’re getting themselves into. For example, if they complete or achieve a certain objective, they can win in-game tokens, or indeed, assets, which they can then go on to sell at a marketplace, either to another player or to the game itself. Today we’re going to look at some of the top blockchain games that dappGambl (https://dappgambl.com/) recommends you try out. And of course, there are also plenty of crypto casinos you can try out.

 

What else is it referred to as?

As with any emerging technology, there is jargon everywhere, and so you may also hear blockchain games referred to as crypto, NFT, metaverse, or Web3 games. All of which focus on this next step in this realm of technology. It also has other aspects that set it apart, including decentralisation, meaning that it can be built and maintained by members of the community. And as blockchain does promote, it also allows you to be more in control of your data and assets, being able to move them around as and when you want to rather than them being controlled by another entity.

 

Aviator

This first blockchain game recommended by Dappgambl has everything you could want. It’s a social-based cryptocurrency game that involves a plane, of course, and the challenge for you is to eject yourself from the plane before the game ‘takes off’. You can wager each and every time and if, unfortunately, you don’t eject in time, you lose your wager. The benefit, though, is that you can stack multipliers up as the rounds go on; likewise, if you sign up for the game today, you can receive a 200% deposit bonus when you sign up!

 

Bingolaco

If you’re a fan of football and blockchain, this is the perfect game for you to try. As the name may suggest, it has a bingo element and uses a football player in order to help you gather numbers that appear with your ultimate aim, as in bingo, to fill your specific scorecard. And to add to the fun, there are also bonus features such as a penalty kick that can help catapult and add to your winnings. Likewise, if you sign up to play this game today, you can get up to a 200% bonus.

Coin Master

This is one of the biggest games currently on the smartphone app market, and one that you may not have even considered to have been a blockchain game. However, if you think about it, all of the assets in the game are under your control. You can build and progress your own village and win more coins on the in-game slot machine. It has won various awards for the accolades it has set and features coins that you can buy in game and steal from other people’s villages. It is also free to download and free to play so we would advise trying this one out.

 

Ethermon

This next game adopts a Pokemon-esque theme and was one of the earliest games built on the Ethereum crypto platform. It has been around since 2017 and, in fact, predates NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. Essentially, the game is exactly like the pokemon in the sense that the objective is to collect as many NFT’s as you can, which in this sense can be related to the Etheremon creatures within the game, which are viewed as tokens that you are collecting as a player.

 

The Chicken Game

This last game is very simple, but at the same time very entertaining, and steers more towards the iGaming sector. As the name suggests, the two symbols in this game are both chickens and chicken bones. And they line up in a 5×5 format just as they would on a normal slot machine. You can then choose what your wager amount is, and then your objective as the player is to keep picking as much chicken as you can; the longer the game goes on, the more you win.

 

In Summary

We’re hoping that this has been more than enough information for you to digest regarding the world of blockchain games and some of the hottest games that are out there on the market at the moment. We would strongly recommend giving them a try and having some fun today.

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Mindspa launches free self-therapy course to combat gambling addiction during Paris 2024 Olympics

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As the 2024 Olympic Games kick off in Paris this week, Mindspa, a leading mental health app with over 1 million users worldwide, is thrilled to introduce a groundbreaking 40-lesson self-therapy course specifically designed to tackle gambling addiction.

Gambling addiction is a significant issue affecting millions of people globally. Despite its prevalence, many individuals hesitate to seek help due to the fear of judgment. The convenience of a mobile app ensures total privacy, a crucial element given the stigma surrounding the condition.

Mindspa’s therapeutic course, developed by leading psychologists, integrates principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt therapy, offering both theoretical lectures and practical exercises. It provides deep insights into various aspects of gambling addiction. Topics covered include understanding addiction, stages of habit formation, societal and cultural impacts, identifying triggers and resisting urges, the pleasure cycle, the role of emotions and needs in gambling, personal traits and predispositions, neural networks, cognitive biases, motivation, and behavioral strategies for building a sustainable path to recovery.

By addressing gambling addiction within the broader context of mental health, Mindspa offers a comprehensive tool to support overall emotional well-being.

Recognized by Apple as one of the top 5 mental health apps in Europe, Mindspa features a diary to track progress, hundreds of coping exercises for various feelings and emotions, a therapeutic chatbot for immediate support during stressful periods, and additional self-therapy courses on numerous other topics.

Special Significance During the Paris Olympics

The Paris Olympics represent a challenging time for those struggling with gambling addiction, filled with triggers and enticement that could lead to harmful gambling.

To support individuals during this high-risk period, Mindspa is offering this course for free throughout the duration of the games. This initiative underscores Mindspa’s commitment to helping those in need manage their addiction effectively during a time when problem gambling may surge.

“Major events like the Olympics can trigger increased gambling activity. By offering our course for free, we aim to provide accessible support to individuals at a critical time.” commented Maurizio Savino, co-founder of Mindspa.

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Spin Jackpot Capital Casino’s Paradise Carnival Treasure Wheel with Glamma

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Don your best carnival costume and join Glamma as she takes you on a fun tropical adventure in the Bahamas filled with mega prizes on three colourful slot games from July 25 to August 28. Spin the Paradise Carnival Treasure Wheel for your chance to win big on Jackpot Capital slots Crystal Waters, Samba Jackpots, and Mermaid Royale.

In Glamma’s Big Adventure with every spin, players have the opportunity to win Free Spins, a $24 freebie, and generous 222% match-ups.

Explore the depths of Crystal Waters where you can encounter friendly dolphins that may double your winnings! This slot brings special payouts when players land three or more Yachts, and the Free Games feature will be triggered, instantly awarding 15 free games. During Free Games, a Bonus Fish can appear on reel three and substitute for all symbols except Yachts. Catch a Bonus Fish in your winning combination and your prize is multiplied by 2, 4 or 8.

Go on a unique carnival journey In Samba Jackpots, should players land a Samba dancer in green stacks on any reel, the Wild Reels feature comes to life. Watch her go Wild before holding her place on the reel while the others Re-Spin, giving you more shots at a payout. Land three or more Gold Coins anywhere to trigger the Quick Hit Jackpot feature, where you can win one of 10 corresponding prizes.

Mermaid Royale offers a 3×1 Bonus Row, which boosts your potential for prizes, as special symbols trigger Expanding Wilds, Free Games, Re-Spins, and Oversized symbols. Three different Scatters give you a wealth of ways to reel in Re-Spins and Free Games.

“The summer is the perfect time to visit Paradise Carnival. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the magic of Carnival in paradise and potentially walk away with some incredible prizes at Jackpot Capital Casino. Join me for all the fun and spin the Bonus Treasure Wheel to get your prizes.” – Glamma commented excitedly.

At Jackpot Capital Casino, players can enjoy a wide selection of slots and table games, with many titles also available on the mobile casino for smartphones and tablets.

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