GREaT, formerly known as the Responsibility in Gambling Trust
, took its new name in 2009, when it was given the function solely of raising funds for research, education and treatment of problem gambling.
Mr Burnham said casino operators had until the end of the year to make payments to the Responsibility in Gambling Trust
, which funds treatment for gambling addictions.
MacAskill said money raised by the levy should go to the Responsibility in Gambling Trust
, who provide counselling for those addicted to gambling.
Responsibility in Gambling Trust
(RIGT) said details of gamblers who asked to be "self-excluded" should be available to all betting firms.
The Board recommended NHS addiction treatment should be funded from gamblingderived revenue or through the Responsibility in Gambling Trust
The GREaT Foundation, which took over fundraising from the Responsibility in Gambling Trust
, was set the target - 42 per cent higher than the previous year - by the government and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board.
Camelot has contributed on a voluntary basis to GREaT's predecessor, the Responsibility in Gambling Trust
, since its inception but, as Andrew is fully aware, this funding should not be regarded as the only way in which we can demonstrate our commitment to social responsibility - it is merely one part of our much wider ongoing strategy in this area.
What was once the Responsibility in Gambling Trust
, tigerish fundraiser for the treatment of problem gambling, today becomes the Gambling Research, Education and Treatment foundation, or GREaT.
"If the government were to discourage people from betting, by putting up the rate to 17.5 per cent, for instance, it would have a very serious impact on revenues." Greenway, chairman of the government-backed Responsibility in Gambling Trust
(RIGT), also argued against an increase in the rate of duty from the standpoint of funding for research, education and treatment of problem gambling.
AS THE threat that the government will impose a statutory levy on betting and gaming firms to finance research, education and training on problem gambling recedes, the body that has led on the issue, the Responsibility in Gambling Trust
(RIGT), has agreed to examine its constitution, writes Howard Wright.
Failure by many operators to contribute to the voluntary scheme overseen by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust
(RIGT), allied to a lack of transparency among some of the firms that have provided the bulk of funds, led to the DCMS to start a consultation process over a statutory levy, which ends on March 31.
So if a 2,000-shop chain donated pounds 1,000 per shop, they would still be pounds 400 better off than their tiny competitor, and - wait for it - the Responsibility In Gambling Trust
(RIGT) would cop two million quid!