LONDON, March 21, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Passport Technology proudly donates £14,074 to GamCare, the leading national charity supporting anyone affected by problem gambling.
GamCare operates the National Gambling HelpLine as well as providing free treatment and support for anyone affected by problem gambling across England, Scotland, and Wales, funded by GambleAware. As an independent charity, donations are vital in extending GamCare’s work to minimise gambling-related harms in Great Britain.
Anna Hemmings, GamCare CEO, says: “We sincerely thank Passport Technology for leading the way for casino vendors in recognising the need to balance leisure time with informed choices about safe play. Our work to minimise gambling-related harms includes working with the gambling industry to ensure players are protected and can make safe choices about their gambling, as well as wider work on risk reduction and treatment for those affected by problem gambling.”
Passport Technology’s donation will help provide further resources, programmes, and information for people affected by problem gambling across Great Britain, including friends and family members.
Donations are gathered through Passport Technology’s unique function allowing customers accessing cash to ‘select’ to donate to a responsible gambling charity. Customers donated £9,383 in 2017, and Passport Technology further demonstrated their commitment to responsible gaming by matching every £1 donated with 50p.
Scott Dowty, Chairman of Passport Technology, says: “We are delighted by customers’ recognition they can be a part of the work of great charities. For most people, gambling is a fun and exciting way to enjoy leisure time, and Passport Technology wants people to enjoy it safely and responsibly. Our donation option is the first of its kind, and we’re thrilled it’s been embraced by people wanting to help others. GamCare is leading the way with their services, and this is a vital opportunity for us to be able to help them reach more people in need of support.”
GamCare’s Advisers answered more than 29,000 calls in 2016/17; their website received more than 2 million visitors, and their national treatment network treated 8,044 people,1,200 more than the year before.
Passport Technology’s innovative solutions currently benefit dozens of casinos across the UK and Europe. The multi-jurisdictional payment platform solution delivers the highest levels of security, compliance, privacy, and AML, demonstrating a commitment to providing purposeful, socially responsible functionality never before available in the casino payments industry.
For more information on GamCare, please visit www.gamcare.org.uk
About Passport Technology Inc.
Passport Technology Inc. is a leading developer of technology-based products and services for the highly regulated payments, gaming, and financial services markets. The company’s international portfolio includes attended payment kiosks, cash access systems, server and web-based analytic technology, agnostic application management systems and interactive content and services.