Multi-national sports and gaming group GVC Holdings plc announced Wednesday that it has joined the US National Council on Problem Gambling’s President’s Circle and will to help fund a major new study into the prevalence of gambling in the US and potential problems associated with it.
GVC has made a long-term commitment to NPGC, which is the world’s longest established NGO dedicated to addressing issues surrounding problem gambling. The President’s Circle initiative is part of NCPG’s strategic commitment to act as the national advocate for programmes and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. Through its membership, GVC will support NCPG’s ability to provide the advocacy, awareness and assistance needed to promote responsible gaming behaviours and address areas of problem gambling.
Additionally, as part of its membership with NCPG, GVC will help to fund ‘The National Survey of Gambling in America’, a major new study which aims to identify the prevalence of gambling within the US and establish a baseline for the levels of problem gambling behaviour. Through the research it is hoped that all stakeholders will be able to gain a better understanding of the issue.
GVC’s CEO Kenneth Alexander said:
“Joining the NCPG’s President’s Circle reinforces our commitment to ensure that GVC promotes the highest standards of responsible gaming while ensuring our customers can enjoy our products in a safe environment.”
Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director, added:
“We warmly welcome GVC to the President’s circle. As a global leader in online gaming, GVC’s experience and operational excellence are a huge asset to NCPG and we look forward to working with them to develop and affirm national standards in responsible gaming.”