The main purpose of GVC Foundation US is the coordination of GVC's global corporate social responsibility initiatives with a specific approach to American issues, as well as distribution of donations to non-profit organizations with comparable causes.
AREAS OF FOCUS
The GVC Foundation US focus is on supporting areas where there is a natural connection with our business and customers.
Advocate for responsible gambling, sports integrity and gambling regulation research, education and treatment
Promote wellness and mental health awareness
Fund projects with a clear link to local community
Support grass roots, women’s and disability sport
CURRENT PROJECTS > RESEARCH
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Investment in research is fundamental to supporting GVC's commitment to better understanding and reducing problematic gambling behavior. With this in mind, one of the group's biggest research projects to-date is based in the United States. GVC Foundation US is investing $5 million over the next five years in a partnership with the Harvard Medical School Faculty at the Division on Addiction. GVC will provide Harvard with access to anonymized player data across a range of its brands, including both sports betting and gaming products.
The research is broad ranging, focusing on a number of areas including, but not limited to:
- Patterns of normal internet gambling behavior
- Behavioral markers of gambling problems amongst online players
SETON HALL LAW
The first U.S. gaming, integrity and compliance educational program in collaboration with Seton Hall Law School. The first project of the collaboration was a three-day Bootcamp in March 2020 that seeks to promote compliance and integrity in the gaming industry through education and understanding of relevant laws, regulations and requirements for compliance. Speakers included leading gaming industry compliance officers and professionals, legal counsels, regulators, and academics.
Main topics include:
- Responsible Gambling
- U.S./E.U. Regulatory Structure
- U.S./E.U. Regulatory Guidance on Best Practices
- Compliance Requirements and Internal Controls
- AML Compliance & Anti-Corruption Prevention
- Banking/Finance Laws Compliance
CURRENT PROJECTS > Responsible Gambling
ON PROBLEM GAMBLING
GVC Foundation US also has established a partnership with the National Council on Problem Gambling, the world’s longest established NGO dedicated to addressing issues surrounding problem gambling. and will develop responsible gambling educational programs for active military service personnel and veterans. This program will start in 2020.
CURRENT PROJECTS > UNLV
UNLV - International Gaming Institute
Legislators and regulators face many unanswered questions about the impacts of legalizing online gambling and sports wagering. We've funded a study produced by UNLV - International Gaming Institute to identify the most important questions that policymakers and stakeholders ask when looking to understand online gambling and sports wagering; provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information to inform these conversations; and investigate the gambling market's structure to propose a responsible, sustainable way forward.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Trustees of GVC Foundation US include Amani Toomer, Former New York Giants Wide Receiver and Super Bowl XLII winner; Martin Lycka, director of regulatory affairs at GVC Holdings, and William J. Pascrell, III, Partner at Princeton Public Affairs Group and one of the nation's leading experts on online gaming, sports betting, and lottery.