Bet365 Donate £4.2 Million To GambleAware
GambleAware have announced their donations and pledges for the Q1 and Q2 for the 2021-22 financial year in which bet365 lead the way with donations which totaled £4.2 million.
bet365 were closely followed by Entain, who contributed £2 million, and William Hill, who came in third with donations of £1 million.
Other donations to GambleAware included Platinum Gaming Limited with £92,000, Playtech with £51,768.46, Petfre Limited £51,067.70, and Zecure Gaming Limited and Videoslots, with £50,000 between them.
Additional donations were made by One Click and STS.Bet, making donations of £22,800.91 and £22,000, respectively.
Under guidance from the UK Gambling Commission, a minimum of 0.1% of gross gambling yield annually should be donated to GambleAware by any organization which profits from gambling.
The donated funds will go towards a collaborative, whole-system approach to the prevention of gambling harms.
The minimum amount of 0.1% of gross gambling yield will be increased by gambling operators who have pledged to make donations in increments up to one percent by 2023.
GambleAware also emphasized that within the regulatory process, gambling operators can make further donations to socially responsible causes as part of a regulatory settlement with the Gambling Commission, but no funds were received regarding this agreement in Q1 and Q2 of 2021.