Special: Online Casinos that Give BackPublished May 1, 2015 by Amir G
Major online casinos are dedicated to giving back to the community, running charity campaigns that raise funds for good causes.
Last December, headlines told of an anonymous Las Vegas gambler who won more than $14 million at a local casino, proceeding to donate it all for good causes. Perhaps it is a bit on the extreme, but this gambler's deed is not an anomaly in the scenery of big and successful casinos that donate to charities.
As one would guess, the habit has transformed to online casinos as well: big online casinos have always been giving back to the community. Here are a few examples.
888 Casino Fighting Ebola
Back in late 2014 when the Ebola crisis was on a high in Liberia and Sierra Leone, 888 Casino ran a campaign involving its VIP players to help support the International Medical Corps UK. Amongst the world's most effective humanitarian first responders, the International Medical Corps UK had teams on the ground in the affected regions providing treatment to patients at treatment centres with access to 1.5 million people.
In two days, 888 Casino managed to raise $25,000 which was donated to the organization. 888 Casino's VIP members are no strangers to charity work: The casino has held charity weekends in the past where funds were raised for cancer support centres, disasters areas, the support of sports and many other good causes.
William Hill's Worldwide Good Causes
With 16,000 employees in nine countries, William Hill Casino is committed to contribute to the local communities in which it operates. In 2014, Hill donated £940,000 to the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), a charity dedicated to research, education and treatment of problem gambling; £41,000 was donated to other good causes. Hill has been active in supporting different charities across the world including causes for sick children, charities for the disabled, animals in need, sheltered homes for youth and more.
In June 2012, William Hill has committed itself to Project Africa which offered practical help to the rural community of Ol Maisor in northern Kenya. In a time-frame of two years, Hill's group of colleagues who were sent to the community have helped to build and improve medicinal and educational facilities, and work to provide clean water. The colleagues set up a library, teacher's houses and a computer room among other things.
BETAT Casino's Movember Support
Last November, BETAT Casino has committed itself to donate 1% of the revenue it generated to The Movember Foundation. Committed to helping men overcome health issues around the world, Movember is known for encouraging men to grow out their facial hair, mustaches and beards, to help spread awareness to the cause.
Online Casinos for the Community
These are only just a few examples showing how online gambling isn't all about the profit. Check for yourself if your favorite online casino or sports betting site donates to charities and take part for the cause.