This is some welcome news, finally! With so much negative press in relation to the gambling industry as a whole, it is important to show the side that is so often overlooked.
Safer gambling organisations GamCare (£20,000), the Responsible Gaming Council (£20,000) and Better Change (£6,000) were the recipients of this year’s charity fund donated by supporters of the ICE Consumer Protection Zone.
The money was made up of £6,000 donations from bet365, Kindred, Entain, VideoSlots, Sky Betting, and Gaming and IMG Arena, supplemented by a £10,000 contribution from Ambassadeurs Group. The total raised for gambling industry charities over the past three ICE shows now stands at £146,000.
Said Ewa Bakun, Clarion Gaming’s director of insight and engagement: “The CPZ was the brainchild of the Gambling Commission’s Tim Miller and was introduced to the ICE London show floor in 2018 when we had eight exhibitors comprising a mix of technology providers and charities.
“I’m delighted to say that at ICE London 2022 we had 14 exhibitors populated by the charities, treatment facilities, and not-for-profit organisations that we gift the space to alongside commercial organisations, providers of responsible gambling tools, solutions, and technology.”
It is fair to say that Casino FAQs is impressed by this and we believe in giving credit where it is due. So, well done to all the companies involved and long may this type of thing continue as far as we are concerned.