GamCare to announce restructuring of Safer Gambling Standard

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GamCare to announce restructuring of Safer Gambling Standard

GamCare has announced that the Safer Gambling Standard will undergo restructuring outside of the gambling treatment charity’s framework.

The decision to pursue this change was made by GamCare’s board in December of the previous year. A strategic review will be conducted by its leadership team to facilitate this transition.

GamCare has stated that the outcome of this review will be disclosed in due course.

Introduced in 2019 and endorsed by UKAS, the Safer Gambling Standard serves as an independent quality benchmark assessing gambling companies’ measures to safeguard individuals from gambling-related harm.

Furthermore, GamCare mentioned that the Safer Gambling Standard team is examining the recent significant development concerning online gambling operator Gamesys to ascertain if any breaches of the Safer Gambling Standard requirements have occurred.

In January, Gamesys was fined £6 million by the UK Gambling Commission following an investigation revealing failures in social responsibility and anti-money laundering protocols between November 2021 and July 2022.

GamCare mandates that “all operators provide accurate, up-to-date information, including regulatory investigations, in accordance with the contracts they sign.”

The outcomes of this review will be released by GamCare in the coming month.

GamCare emphasized:

Our primary focus remains on delivering high-quality, accessible support to the numerous individuals who access our services annually, including those grappling with gambling issues directly and those affected by others’ gambling. For 26 years, all of GamCare’s efforts have been centered on mitigating gambling-related harms.