The British land-based casino operators are going to pay at least 0.1% of their annual gross profit for funding the charity GambleAware to fulfill the National Responsible Gambling Strategy’s goals, as agreed the British land-based casino operator’s trade association, the National Casino Forum (NCF).
“The casino sector has always supported fundraising for research, education and treatment and casino operators are determined to go beyond both the letter and the spirit of the Act in their support for responsible and safer gambling. They want to ensure that research, education, prevention and treatment programmes are fully funded across the gambling industry.” NCF CEO Tracy Damestani, said.
Marc Etches, chief executive of GambleAware added: “It is imperative that all businesses deriving a profit from commercial gambling in Britain support GambleAware in the delivery of the National Responsible Gambling Strategy. This initiative by NCF’s members will ensure transparency in relation to the casino sector’s funding of research, education and treatment and sets an important benchmark for others.”