The UK’s leading affiliate body Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) has outlined some details of its proposed responsibility audit. RAiG sayd that it opes the audit will offer reassurance to the industry and other stakeholders that the affiliate sector is in compliance with UK regulations.
The RAiG will carry out the audit annually. They say that they will put significant emphasis on improving the standard of consumer safeguards in the gambling sector. It will also aim to promote the spread of good practice and social responsibility within the sector.
Sarah Ramanauskas, from Gambling Integrity, said she is pleased with the co-operation they had received. She added that the audit had a role to play in boosting standards in the sector:
“The companies involved could not have been more cooperative or committed to the process, and I am pleased that they all passed. We look forward to working with RAiG in the future, in the belief that the annual social responsibility audits will not only provide assurances about compliance but also provide a platform for sharing best practice and enhancing standards of consumer protection.”
RAiG has also said that being prepared to undergo the audit will be a key requirement for membership in future. It will also expect operators to implement audit findings quickly.
In the details published this week, RAiG has given more information on the specifics of the audit. These details including how often it will be carried out, the associated costs and the overall framework for the audit. It also explains how the findings will be reviewed.
The organisation has also set out a range of areas in which it intends to launch new products. These include enforcing the rules against sending marketing material to people at risk of gambling harm. It also plans to focus on better training of staff, as well as more clarity in the links between betting firms and affiliates.