NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The American Gambling Awards is pleased to announce the Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health (MACGH) has won the 2023 “Responsible Gaming Award.” The American Gambling Awards is produced by Gambling.com Group Limited (Nasdaq: GAMB) (“Gambling.com Group” or the “Group”), a leading provider of player acquisition services for the regulated global online gambling industry.
In collaboration with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the MACGH created and operates a Voluntary Self-Exclusion program (VSE) — the first of its kind in North America. Such programs limit or block access to gambling services for individuals who have volunteered to be excluded and have proven to be very effective at reducing gambling related harm. The MACGH conducted an online advertising campaign to raise awareness about their VSE program. This proactive outreach, combined with multilingual support in over 18 languages, shows clear leadership from MACGH.
Charles Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer of Gambling.com Group, said, “The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health has been a leader in developing prevention and intervention strategies for at-risk players. Many regulators and other stakeholders across the U.S. industry could learn from the MACGH and other self-exclusion success stories around the world. These programs work, and I hope to see more such schemes emerge across the regulated American landscape to ensure consumers have all the tools necessary to limit their access to gambling services, where needed.”
“This recognition from the American Gambling Awards and Gambling.com Group motivates us to continue developing innovative, responsible gaming initiatives,” said MACGH Chief Executive Officer Marlene Warner. “We hope our Voluntary Self-Exclusion program inspires other jurisdictions to adopt similar measures to promote informed gambling choices.”
About Gambling.com Group Limited
Gambling.com Group Limited (Nasdaq: GAMB) (the “Group”) is a multi-award-winning performance marketing company and a leading provider of digital marketing services active in the online gambling industry. Founded in 2006, the Group has offices globally, primarily operating in the United States and Ireland. Through its proprietary technology platform, the Group publishes a portfolio of premier branded websites including Gambling.com, Bookies.com, RotoWire.com and Casinos.com. The Group owns and operates more than 50 websites in seven languages across 15 national markets covering all aspects of the online gambling industry, including iGaming and sports betting, and the fantasy sports industry.