YGAM, the charity that works to educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling and social gaming, enjoyed what co-founder and CEO, Lee Willows, described as an ‘exceptional' edition of ICE London.
The charity has ambitious targets to engage with 600 000 young and vulnerable people in 2020 and jointly deliver at least one session of gambling awareness to all 11-19-year-olds in the country. They are going to do it by 2024 in collaboration with GamCare, supported by the Betting and Gaming Council, and used ICE London as an opportunity to present its own YGAM awards to some of its supporting organizations that are drawn from across the gambling landscape.
Addressing the YGAM supporters who were able to attend the presentation, which was held on the middle day of ICE London, Lee said: “As YGAM's principal supporters, as well as our long-standing friends, I am delighted on behalf of everyone associated with YGAM to present you with these glass-engraved plaques which serve as a small gesture of our appreciation for your fantastic support. 2020 is YGAM’s sixth anniversary and the one which is worth celebrating as we build and develop the team from our current total of 26 to 42 by the end of Q1.”
The list of supporters who received a YGAM plaque in recognition of their support, includes Betting & Gaming Council, bet365, Betway, Betvictor, Betknowmore UK, Breakeven, Bet on Ascot, Bede Gaming, Bacta, Caesars Entertainment, Clarion Gaming, Flutter, Gamesys, Genting, GVC, GamCare, Gordon Moody, Gambling Business Group, Gambling Compliance, Hippodrome Casino, Ivor Thomas Amusements, Jenningsbet, Kindred, KMPG, KnowNow, Lottoland, Microgaming, Novomatic, Playtech, SBC, Scott & Jones Communications, Senet Group, Sky Betting & Gaming, Silcock Leisure, SiGMA, Regulus Partners, William Hill, and Videoslots.
As mentioned earlier, a survey conducted in Thailand revealed that 58% of people in the country were engaged in legit and illegal gambling in 2019.