Safer gambling charities receive Microgaming boost

News on 6 Nov 2023

Safer gambling charities receive Microgaming boost

Microgaming is acknowledging and spotlighting the incredible responsible gambling and safer gaming charities that it works with. 

The leading platform provider has fostered strong partnerships with a number of safer gambling charities building these vital relationships over the last three-plus years. 

Microgaming works closely with each charity to understand the projects that will have the greatest impact on service users, providing donations to support a wide range of meaningful projects. 

Activities range from expanding the services offered, to producing educational videos as well as improving websites and digital infrastructure. 

Here is a list of some of the safer gaming charities that have received support from Microgaming throughout the year: 

  • Ygam
  • Gordon Moody
  • Beacon Counselling Trust 
  • Betknowmore UK 
  • Motiv8 Addiction Services

Ygam used its Microgaming donation toward plans to expand its educational training with faith and community leaders, while Gordon Moody used its donation to boost its comfort fund which supports family members affected by those going through gambling addiction treatment. 

Betknowmore UK has worked with Microgaming for more than three years and this year significantly improved its digital and website infrastructure. Its donation was put to modernising the charity’s website to include more safer gambling content. 

It was also used for the development of digital self-help materials and tools, and for the creation of more interactive media materials to support the organisation’s work.

Beacon’s donation will help fund an animated video used to support its work as a mental health service provider within vulnerable communities with a particular focus on Paul’s Place, its suicide bereavement service.

Motiv8 IOM will use its donation to top up its cost of living fund to help those who need it most.

Microgaming is also a huge supporter of Safer Gambling Week with several initiatives planned to include compulsory training for staff, compliance sessions and webinars with gambling addiction specialists such as Dr Mark Griffiths (Nottingham Trent University) and eCOGRA.

Sarah Campbell, Director of Compliance at Microgaming, said: “Safer gaming and responsible gambling is in our DNA. We take huge pride in working with and supporting a range of charities that are doing truly great work in this area. 

“Through our support, these organisations are able to reach more at-risk persons than ever before and provide them with the tools, support and treatment they need. We are genuinely pleased with the projects and relationships we’ve formed with our charitable partners over the years.

“Together, we can create a safer and more responsible gambling environment for all.”

Source: Press Release

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