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The casino software company Playtech who earlier this week released their latest trading update for 2021, have further good news to celebrate this week. With Playtech becoming the first recipient of GamCare’s newly developed B2B safer gambling standard.

GamCare an independent charity that provides information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales.

GamCare’s safer gambling standard was set up to recognise companies and operators who have put in place measures and procedures to protect customers from experiencing gambling related harms.

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Commenting on becoming the first recipient of this accreditation from GamCare, Playtech’s Richard Bayliss, Senior Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager at Playtech, stated:  “Through our industry leading products and services we have always worked closely with our licensees to help raise industry standards in responsible business and safer gambling.”

“Since 2018, we have increased our strategic focus by working with academics, charities and thought leaders inside and outside, the gambling sector to deliver our Sustainable Success commitments.”

“We’re extremely proud to be the first B2B business to receive GamCare’s B2B safer gambling accreditation and we are pleased that GamCare has recognised our efforts to put safer gambling at the heart of what we do.”

“We know we must continue to challenge ourselves and work with others to identify and develop new products and solutions to meet the needs of customers, licensees and regulators.”

Hayley Jane Smith, Head of Safer Gambling Standards at the charity, added to the comments made by Bayliss saying: “Playtech was awarded Advanced level 2, of 3, of our B2B Standard for its casino product and platform operations licensed in Great Britain as the Company demonstrated a clear focus on continuing to develop and improve its approach to safer gambling in respect of products supplied to gambling operators.”

“Playtech’s focus on safer gambling was tested through an in-depth review of its governance, product design, innovation and staff training as well conducting interviews with staff and management at all levels.”

“We look forward to continuing to work with Playtech on the ongoing development of its safer gambling approach and the assessment of its other B2B business operations.”

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