Inspired doubles commitments to Responsibililty in Gambling Trust

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Inspired Gaming Group plc (Inspired) has reviewed its commitment to the Responsibility in Gambling Trust (RIGT) and has decided to increase its contribution in 2008 to £50,000. This 127% increase in funding is against a backdrop of the implementation of the new Gambling Act in September 2007, the publication of the Prevalence Study and the Gambling Commission review on a statutory levy.

Inspired is calling on all organisations that make profit from gambling, including banks, investment houses, advisors and similar, as well as recognised gambling companies, to take on board the financial responsibility for ensuring that adequate funds are available to help problem gamblers.

Commenting, Jim O’Halleran, Chairman of Inspired Gaming (UK) Ltd said: “The issue of Social Responsibility is of paramount importance to the gambling industry. It should be of concern to the industry that 70% of RIGT funding is collected from just 10 companies.

“It is essential that all organisations that profit from gambling contribute towards the provision of services that will help existing problem gamblers and assist in minimising further problems. I hope that all of our colleagues in the industry including suppliers, financiers or advisors to it, will also review their contributions to RIGT”.

Malcolm Bruce, Director, RIGT also said: “We are delighted with the response of Inspired Gaming Group and hope that the leadership it is demonstrating will be emulated by others in the industry.”

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