For 2022-23, GambleAware received £46.5m ($58.2m) in donations, of which 92% was generated by four major gambling operators.
GambleAware is a British charity that aims to help those problem gamblers and anyone who thinks they may be spending more than they can afford on gambling, to gamble more responsibly or receive the help they need.
The charity helps those who need it by providing information on safer gambling, recognising the risks of gambling and showing bettors where to go for further information, help and support should they need it. GambleAware also provides grants to public health campaigns and for commissioning research to improve knowledge on prevention.
In 2022-23, GambleAware has received £46.5m in donations. In total, 92% of the donations were contributed from four of the largest gambling operators – Flutter, bet365, Entain and William Hill – coming to a total of circa £42.7m.
Below is a breakdown of the biggest donors:
The recent release of the UK Government’s Gambling White Paper included proposals for a statutory levy, meaning gambling operators would be legally required to pay fees, as opposed to voluntarily donating to charitable organisations. GambleAware has been trying to advocate for the introduction of a statutory levy and welcomes the proposed changes.
Zoë Osmond, Chief Executive of GambleAware, said: “As the leading independent charity and strategic commissioner of gambling harm prevention and treatment across Great Britain, funding is key to ensure the effective delivery of the National Gambling Support Network and our many other programmes of work to address and prevent gambling harm.
“We welcome government plans to introduce a statutory levy as outlined in its Gambling White Paper, which will help provide stable funding.
“We hope that changes will be made swiftly, as any significant delay in moving to the statutory levy risks slowing down the pace at which we have been, and plan to continue, transforming prevention and treatment services as outlined in our five-year organisational strategy.”
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