Entain has donated £2m to GambleAware, as the charity reveals details of donations and pledges received from those that derive an income from gambling in Britain.
Publishing its industry donation figure for April 1 – June 30, 2021, the independent charity revealed that the total amount of money pledged and received by GambleAware in Q1 as voluntary donations from the gambling industry – excluding regulatory settlements and additional donations – equaled £2.3m.
All UK licence holders are requested to donate 0.1 per cent of their annual gross gambling yield directly to GambleAware. Those companies with an annual gross gambling revenue of less than £250,000 per annum are asked to donate a minimum of £250.
Other leading UK licence holders which have donated substantial sums include Videoslots with £50,000, Star Racing at £20,720.27, SkillOnNet with £11,000 and Play’n GO donating £9,750. Additional donations were also received from One Click of £22,800.91 and STS.BET with £22,000.
GambleAware also revealed it has received pledges from three companies including Mansion Europe Holdings – £10,000, Novomatic AG – £5,000 and BetVictor – £65,605.
The list of donations and pledges for 2021/22 received up to June 30, 2021 are included within the report with any sent in after the date being published in the next update, scheduled October 2021.
Furthermore, only donations and pledges made directly to GambleAware are included within the report, yet operators may choose to donate to another RET organisation or initiative instead of, or in addition to, GambleAware.
Within the regulatory process, licensed operators may offer to make donations to socially responsible causes as part of a regulatory settlement with the Gambling Commission.
Yet in Q1, GambleAware did not receive any funds towards its work under the terms of such agreement.
To see the full list of donations, click here.