May 23, 2019

Sky Bet boss: 'Industry should consider funding treatment centres'

The boss of one of the country's biggest online betting companies says the industry should consider funding a network of gambling treatment centres. Richard Flint, executive chairman of Sky Bet, told BBC News the industry "Hadn't done enough to look after problem gamblers". Gambling and betting companies already contribute funding towards the charity Gamble Aware and the industry has recently provided funding for GamStop, a programme designed to allow customers to ban themselves from online betting platforms. The NHS has one dedicated gambling addiction treatment centre in London, with a second centre due to open this summer in Leeds, where Sky Bet is based. Mr Flint said the gambling industry itself should now consider funding a national network of treatment centres, without the introduction of a statutory tax.

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