|Charity is not a word one would perhaps traditionally associate with casinos. It is perhaps indicative of the new face of the gambling industry, therefore, as it gains a newfound respectability and fosters a sense of trust among it’s customers, that charity fundraising is a hot topic at this year’s International Casino Exhibition.|
International Casino Charity Fundraiser will allow those working in the casino industry, online and off, to help raise funds for worthy causes around the world. Chaired by David Boden of Grosvenor Casinos, who will be joined by six other Board members made up of international casino suppliers and operators, the ICCF will be administered by ATE Group and help generate funds through donations and fundraising events staged throughout the year. The first contribution made to ICCF funds will be money raised at this year’s ICE Ball
David Boden stated: “The casino industry hasn’t been given recognition for its charitable work. However, I think anyone who has witnessed and indeed benefited from the tremendous support the industry has shown over the years, when supporting charities through events such as the ICE Ball, can see that nothing could be further from the truth. Through the ICCF we will be in a position to provide a strong level of support on behalf of the industry to worthwhile causes all year round. We will be able to do this in a co-ordinated and structured way to ensure that we can spread funds across a number of charities fairly and on merit.”
Exhibiting at ICE 2004 on stand C1, the ICCF is keen to hear from casino professionals working in all sectors across the globe and will welcome any suggestions for both worthy causes and fundraising initiatives.