For the first time ever, GambleAware has received more than £10 million in yearly donations. In total, the responsible gambling company has received £10.05 million in donations in the 12 months up to March 31 st. This is the first time that they have managed to exceed their minimum goal of £10 million a year.
The company that made the biggest donation was GVC, which donated £1.46 million to the charity. Then, William Hill (owner of Mr Green casino) followed this alongside Flutter Entertainment, donating £1 million each. Alongside this, they also got regulatory settlements totaling £1.5 million. This includes £690,000 from Gamesys, £600,000 from LeoVegas, and £155,000 from PlayTech.
The donations are on the way up. The charity has seen its donations grow for 10 years in a row. This increase means that they were finally able to hit their £10 million goal. The truth is, putting into place an efficient system to help prevent and treat gambling problems takes both time and money. So, this money is vital in the fight against gambling addiction.
The aim of GambleAware is to protect people from the dangers of gambling. As such, it is important that they can provide the best service possible. In fact, it has never been more important. Currently, more than 2 million people in the UK have gambling problems. So, these donations mean that they can help to fund the National Gambling Treatment Service to give treatment to those in need.
A member of the UK Betting and Gaming Council said they are thrilled that their members have “stepped up their funding of GambleAware” to help those people in need. Another source of the funds came from its safer gambling campaign, Bet Regret, which contributed £3.8 million. This sum comprised of donations from companies including Flutter Entertainment, GVC, bet365, and The Stars Group. GambleAware has been helping people for over 20 years and hopefully support for the charity will keep growing.