23 September 2022
Entain Crowned Socially Responsible Operator of the Year SBC Awards
Entain, the global sports betting, gaming, and interactive entertainment group, is proud to have been named as the global 2022 Socially Responsible Operator of the Year by leading industry experts at SBC.
In crowning Entain Socially Responsible Operator of the Year, the independent panel of judges commended the Group for ‘leading the industry in both its safer betting and gaming programmes as well as its broader commitments to ESG and sustainability’.
Appropriately, the award came on the same day that Entain and US industry partners launched 12 Principles of Responsibility for the American market, establishing a new industry benchmark for responsible operation.
The award is further recognition of Entain’s successful implementation of its safer gaming strategy and Sustainability Charter. In the past year the Group achieved GamCare’s Advanced Safer Gambling Standard as well as being named SBC North America’s Socially Responsible Operator of the Year, EGR North America’s Safer Gambling Provider and EGR’s overall Operator of the Year. Additionally, Entain is a member of both the FTSE4Good and Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Commenting on the award Robert Hoskin, Chief Governance Officer at Entain, said:
“We are proud to be recognised by SBC in this critically important area of responsible betting and gaming as well as for our comprehensive approach to sustainability. Doing what is right for our customers including responsibility, is at the heart of our strategy and is fundamental to the way we do business. We work hard to provide our customers with the safest and most trusted environment to play, whether online or in our shops, and are committed to continuing to lead the industry to the highest standards of social responsibility in the longer-term.”
Entain will provide a comprehensive update on all areas of its sustainability strategy next month on 19 October, at its second annual ESG focused conference, Entain:Sustain.
About Entain plc
Entain plc (LSE: ENT) is a FTSE100 company and a leading global sports-betting, gaming and interactive entertainment group, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Bet.pt, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include, Foxy Bingo, Gala, GiocoDigitale, Ninja Casino, Optibet, Partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group operates a proprietary platform across core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis.
The Group has a 50/50 joint venture, BetMGM, a leader in sports betting and iGaming in the US. Entain provides the technology and capabilities which power BetMGM as well as exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK with operations in a total of 31 regulated or regulating territories. Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI and is AA rated by MSCI. The Group has set a science-based target, committing to be carbon net zero by 2035 and through the Entain Foundation supports a variety of initiatives, focusing on safer gambling, grassroots sport, diversity in technology and community projects.
For more information see the Group’s website: www.entaingroup.com