LONDON, September 23, 2019 –In a continuous effort to support safer gambling, Passport Technology proudly donates an aggregated £24,746 to GamCare, the leading national charity supporting anyone affected by problem gambling.
As an independent charity, donations are vital in extending GamCare’s work to minimise gambling-related harms in Great Britain, including support for those affected by problem gambling through advice and treatment. GamCare operates the National Gambling HelpLine for anyone, including family members, affected by problem gambling across England, Scotland, and Wales, funded by GambleAware.
Anna Hemmings, GamCare CEO, says: “We are grateful to Passport Technology for supporting our work to reduce gambling-related harms. A key part of this work is with the gambling industry to ensure players are protected and can make safe choices about their gambling, as well as wider initiatives to reduce risks and reach the communities who most need our support.”
Passport Technology’s donation will help GamCare increase the impact of its nationwide support services. These immensely valuable services include targeted engagement with groups at higher risk of gambling-related adversities, such as young people, BAME groups, those in the criminal justice system, and women.
GamCare’s Advisers answer more than 30,000 calls each year; their website receives around 2 million visitors, and their national treatment network treats around 10,000 people each year. The continued support the HelpLine provides is extremely important, as almost half of callers disclose negative impacts on their mental wellbeing.
Kurt Sullivan, President at Passport Technology, says: “We pride ourselves in giving back to the community and offering the ability for our customers and patrons to give to great charities. We understand the fun and excitement around gambling, and we want people to enjoy it responsibly. Passport Technology’s donation options are the first of its kind in this industry, and given that GamCare is leading the way with their services, this is a vital opportunity for us to be able to help them reach and support more people.”
Donations are gathered through Passport Technology’s unique function, allowing customers accessing cash to ‘select’ to donate to a gambling charity.
Passport Technology’s innovative cash access solutions benefit dozens of casinos across the UK, Europe, and Canada. Our 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.
Passport Technology is recognized as the winner of the Global Regulatory Awards 2018 and 2019 Compliance Payment Service or Solution Provider of the Year.
For more information, please visit passporttechnology.com.
GamCare – Working to minimise gambling-related harm
GamCare operates the National Gambling HelpLine on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or via web chat at www.gamcare.org.uk, providing information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling, funded by GambleAware. Advisers are available 24/7, every day of the year.
GamCare also provides a range of free treatment (face to face, online or over the phone) for anyone affected by problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales, funded by GambleAware, as well as Forum and daily chatrooms so that people can speak to others experiencing similar issues and seek support.
GamCare’s organisational strategy is available to download at www.gamcare.org.uk/publications, along with their latest Annual Review and Statistics.
To find out more about GamCare’s outreach and education programmes visit https://www.gamcare.org.uk/our-work/our-programmes/