Special Report: Casinos that Give Back to the CommunityPublished May 3, 2014 by OCR Editor
Many online casinos today are donating a percentage of their profits towards worthy causes around the world.
The online casino industry is a multi-billion dollar industry which does not show any signs of slowing down. But contrary to many people's perceptions, it's not just a money-making, profit-hungry machine; many online casinos have taken on community projects as a way of giving back to global communities that need it. Online casinos also utilize many forms of Green technology in order to do their part in preserving the environment. Below are some examples of online casinos that use their influence to make a difference in the world.
Hippozino Casino - can you guess what global service they help fund? Hippopotamus conservation! Every year, the hippo-friendly online casino donates a percentage of their earnings to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and also features WWF's logo on their site so players can make individual donations as well.
William Hill Casino
William Hill Casino has a number of world-bettering initiatives; two of the main ones are its Environmental Impact program and Project Africa.
In its management of Environmental Impact, William Hill minimizes waste through a program of recycling and re-use of materials. They reduce their energy consumption through the use of energy-efficient lighting and energy-saving devices. They reduce water consumption through water-saving devices in all their shops and offices.
William Hill's Project Africa tackles the issue of education in Africa. In 2012, William Hill began a relationship with the Island School in Ol Maisor, which educates over 300 elementary school children in Kenya. William Hill employees are involved in this project at all levels, from donation of supplies, to raising money, to creating meaningful relationships with the children.
Vegas Partner Lounge
Vegas Partner Lounge is an affiliate program associated with Crazy Vegas Casino, Golden Riviera, Maple Casino and Casino UK. Since 2004, Vegas Partner Lounge has been making sizable donations to a different charity each year.
In 2013, Vegas Partner Lounge donated $18,000 to SOS Children's Villages in South Africa. SOS Children's Villages is an international organization founded in 1949, with branches in 133 countries. Their goal is to offer long-term care to orphaned and abandoned children. The South Africa village is made up of homes where children can feel safe and loved. Additionally, children's talents are cultivated and skills training is provided.
Other charities to which Vegas Partner Lounge has donated are: Hospice Wits, World AIDS Day, Japanese Red Cross Society, Haiti Relief, Cotlands, Leratong Hospice, Sparrow Rainbow Village, Nebraska AIDS Foundation, Victims of Hurricane Katrina and Victims of Thailand's Tsunami.
As you can see, Vegas Partner Lounge chooses worthy causes from all over the world, and spreads awareness of the importance of these causes to all of their patrons.