The charity GambleAware that provides research, prevention, and treatment services to people who are affected by gambling harm has published a report detailing the contributions it received in the 12 months ending March 31, 2023.
According to the latest figures, the company received donations totaling PS46.5 Million ($58.2M) between 2022-2023. Comparing this year’s donation figures to those of the previous year between 2021-2022, where the total donations stopped at PS34.7 (about $43.4 million), a rise of 34% is seen .
GambleAware currently asks that companies or organizations who profit from gambling to donate at least 0.1% of the annual gross gambling yield. A minimum donation of PS250 ($313) is allowed for organizations making less than PS250,000 (313,000) per year. Four of the biggest UK gambling operators collectively contributed 92% of donations for the period 2022-2023. These operators include Entain Flutter William Hill Bet365.
Donations to continue to grow
The four operators collectively contributed PS42.9m ($53.7m) of the PS46.5m ($58.2m) total in donations during the period. GambleAware explained the latest “amount” is an increase from last year’s contribution from these operators, and is due to commitment to raise percentage of GGY that they contribute as donations from 0.1% increments to 1% before 2023/2024.
” The National Gambling Support Network is the leading independent charity in Great Britain and the strategic commissioner for gambling harm prevention and treatment. Funding is essential to the successful delivery of our programs to address and prevent harm.
Zoe Osmond is the chief executive officer of GambleAware
Zoe Osmond is the chief executive of GambleAware. She praised the plans to introduce a statutory levie in the Gambling White Paper. She also acknowledged that this could provide stable funding. She also said that GambleAware hoped to see the changes in the gambling sector implemented quickly.
Osmond talked about the charity’s role as a force in reducing problem gambling, conducting research, and providing treatment services across the country. GambleAware chief executive, meanwhile, explained that donations provide funding for these activities, and in turn, help those affected by gambling harm.