Being recognised for the RG work done is obviously humbling, but it would be great if we saw that Responsible Gambling is part of everyone’s agenda. Harm minimisation needs to be the most important aspect of every company, and what we deem as a competitive edge being the status quo across all stakeholders
Maris Catania, Head of Responsible Gambling and Research at Kindred Group
During these seven months that the restrictions have been in place, the Swedish government have not been taking any measures to determine the level of channelisation, they have not accounted for any measures against unlicensed operators in Sweden, and they cannot present any notable connections between the pandemic and increased problem gambling in Sweden at licensed Swedish operators. What we can see is a lower channelisation and an increased activity at unlicensed operators with zero consumer protection. That is a step in the wrong direction, and it is not the gambling policy decided by the Swedish Parliament
Henrik Tjärnström, CEO Kindred Group
The renewed investment means Derby County Community Trust can continue some of the fantastic work and results we saw from the first year of our partnership. To be able to work in partnership with University of Derby to develop a robust research and evaluation project that assesses the impact of the programme on individual and community well-being will be very interesting
Neil Banbury, General Manager UK Kindred Group
I am excited to welcome global expert on artificial intelligence Göran Lindsjö, leading industry researchers Professor Mark Griffiths, Dr. Jonathan Parke and David Forsström as well as a number of operators, suppliers, regulators and many more experts both from and outside of the industry. During the event, we will discuss how the online gambling industry can use new technology and innovation to further evolve towards a more responsible future
Maris Catania, Head of Responsible Gaming and Player Sustainability, Kindred Group.
We know that businesses have an important role to play in fighting climate change and we are committed to doing our bit for the planet.
Henrik Tjärnström, CEO Kindred Group
We see great potential in building a stronger market position towards the hundreds of millions of chess fans around the world, as well as all other online gamblers who understand and appreciate the value of gaining an advantage by digging into data and researching facts. Since 2014, Unibet has communicated that “luck is no coincidence”, celebrating those players who rely on research and statistics to make informed decisions. Magnus is a perfect fit for this concept, and our most recent marketing campaign is a good example of that
Rhodri Darch, Chief Commercial Officer at Kindred Group
Donating our exposure rights during EHF EURO matches played in Norway to ENALMH follows our efforts to raise awareness of mental health across Europe. If we can contribute to raise awareness of how to prevent mental health problems by this donation, then it is a win-win situation. We are proud to support ENALMH in their important work
Timo Mastelinck, Global Head of Sponsorships, Kindred Group
By being connected to a major European sport event as the Men’s and Women’s EHF EURO 2020 the Active Living for Mental Health movement acquires the dimension that it really deserves. Thanks to the opportunity provided by Kindred Group the European Network of Active Living for Mental Health (ENALMH) will be in Norway to support the spirit of the sport, to meet the Norwegian community of sport or mental health, to discuss with the sport industry and to share our “move to balance” message with the big audience
Jan Drobny, Vice-President of ENALMH
Esports has grown into a billion-dollar business with a fanbase across all corners of the world. Astralis is the star of the CS:GO world, and we are very excited to join forces with the world’s number one team. Astralis is an esports powerhouse that has just been awarded “Esports Team of the Year”. It’s our ambition that the partnership will help Astralis become even more competitive and raise interest in the exiting world of esports
Rhodri Darch, Chief Commercial Officer at Kindred Group
We are very proud to have made this historic agreement with Svensk Elitfotboll. The agreement includes a significant long-term commitment to Swedish sports, an opportunity we have been fighting for during the last 20 years. We are very pleased to announce the partnership and we look forward to contributing to the development of Swedish football
Dersim Sylwan, General Manager Sweden
Equal opportunities lie at the heart of the entire employee journey at Kindred and it remains a key focus for the Group to improve on diversity and equality. We are proud of the women and men who continue to drive our business forward and this award is a great testament to the hard work our Legal team delivers everyday.
Henrik Tjärnström, CEO Kindred Group
I am so proud of our Legal and Compliance team and happy that they once again are given the recognition they deserve for the hard work and passion they put in every day. Ensuring our customers enjoy gambling in a safe and secure environment, and managing our corporate risk, is a key part of running a sustainable business, which is why we have sustainability as a key priority for the company
Ewout Keuleers, General Counsel at Kindred Group
We are very excited and proud to be part of the All-in Diversity project, who’s vision and mission fully reflect our own agenda and priorities in this important area. Diversity and gender equality have always been a natural part of Kindred’s culture and we know that it differentiates the top performers from the average ones regardless of the industry. We look forward to taking part in raising the awareness on this topic across the gambling industry and beyond
Henrik Tjärnström, Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Group
We are proud to be involved in the #queenrules project. It is a fantastic idea that highlights where in society we have gender bias. As a company, our ambition is to make all of our players and employees feel understood, and challenging these kinds of stereotypes is one way to do this
Nataly Sopacuaperu, Head of Events at Kindred Group
Cooperation is key in the battle against betting-related match-fixing, and we actively seek engagement with all parties, especially law enforcement, involved to keep sports clean of these criminal influences.
Eric Konings, Sports Betting Integrity Officer at Kindred Group
CockroachDB is exactly the product and team we’ve been seeking as we look for better ways to serve our growing base of global customers. Countries are becoming more protective of their citizens’ data, and we need a partner that can help us to better serve global users while remaining compliant with domestic regulations.
Marcus Smedman, CTO of Kindred Group
Kindred Group has played a critical role for executing research on problem gambling. During a time when industry collaboration in gambling research is attracting heavy criticism, we want to draw attention to this collaboration as an example of how industry can add value without any expectation of influence over any stage of research process. In this research, Kindred Group provided access to their data and customers, and provided significant manpower to meet our demanding data requests. The first time they will see how the data was used will be after it is published for full public consumption
Dr Jonathan Parke, Founder and Principle of consumer research hub Sophro
The real value of our research is when operators and regulators actually apply the findings to develop their operations and the work they do
Professor Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University
This award is a great recognition of the outstanding work done by our Affiliates team. Our programme has existed for 11 years now and incorporates 12 brands, more than 20 affiliate managers operating in 15 markets. This award is another testament to the hard work done by the team
Elen Barber, Head of Digital Advertising
Kindred is committed to player protection and harm minimisation for our customers and this new research project will help provide insight into how our customers can gamble more responsibly and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to social responsibility and a sustainable business
Maris Bonello, Integrity Analytics Manager at Kindred Group