GoodCorporation responds to Gambling Commission fine

GoodCorporation responds to Gambling Commission fine

GoodCorporation supports today’s decision by the Gambling Commission to penalise gambling firm 888 for failing to protect vulnerable customers.

Leo Martin, director of business ethics advisers GoodCorporation, said: “From our assessments we know that good schemes really can work and are essential if the industry is to help reduce gambling-related harm. We have worked with several leading companies in this sector over the last 15 years to test their processes for ensuring responsible gambling. This has included mystery shopper exercises to assess the effectiveness of all aspects of gambling controls, including self-exclusion schemes.

“While the majority of gamblers do so safely, the Gambling Commission estimates that some 430,000 people in the UK suffer from a serious habit. The industry has a duty to protect these individuals, so this firm decision by the Gambling Commission is welcome.”

ENDS

Leo Martin is available for interview or further comment

Please contact Sally McGeachie by email or on 020 8877 5300

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GoodCorporation is a leading business ethics consultancy that has worked with over 100 organisations to assess and improve their ethical conduct. We have worked for a wide range of commercial and public sector organisations, including four of Europe’s leading gambling organisations as well listed companies, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations.

 

Posted August 31 2017