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Gambling industry fails to meet charity donation target

MPs call for compulsory levy as GambleAware reveals many firms gave £10 or less in 2018-19

  • Rob Davies
  • The Guardian

The gambling industry has fallen short of a target of £10m in voluntary donations to the leading charity that funds addiction treatment and research, fuelling renewed calls from MPs for a…

Data released by GambleAware, the recommended recipient of donations, showed the industry gave it £9.6m in 2018-19, with some firms ensuring their presence on the list of donors by giving £1 or…

Evidence of the industry’s failure to meet its commitments comes a week after the sports minister, Mims Davies, came under fire for praising the existing levy system, under which firms are asked to give up 0.1% of…

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