UK Gaming Commission forced operators to donate funds to fight gambling addiction
UK Gaming Commission ordered casino operators to pay funds to charities that help people overcome gambling addiction gambling. This is reported in the department's report.
The new requirements came into force from the beginning of 2020. Operators are required to donate money to one of three organizations - GambleAware, GamCare, or the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust. The amount of donations was not specified.
The commission's statement said that companies can transfer money to other charitable companies, but only the above three will be taken into account within the framework of the agency's requirements.
In the summer of 2019, the largest British bookmakers and online casino operatorsWilliam Hill, GVC Holdings, Flutter Entertainment, Stars Group and Bet365 entered into an agreement to transfer funds to combat gambling addiction. They agreed to increase the amount from 0.1% to 1% of gross income in the next 5 years.