Using our success to lift up others

Using our success to lift up others

Pragmatic Play takes pride in recognising it has responsibilities beyond the iGaming industry, and a duty to assist those in the communities where we enjoy a presence and do business. We truly believe that – together – we can make a difference.

With a global footprint, we have the capacity to proactively help those in need to achieve a better tomorrow, while furthering projects close to our own hearts. To find out more about our CSR activities, please read below.

Sustainability values

Working together

Working together

We achieve more when we respect one another and work together to overcome challenges.
Being part of a community

Being part of a community

Nobody exits in isolation. Contributing to a healthy, safe and hopeful community of citizens around us also means better lives for ourselves, our families and colleagues.
Considering the impact

Considering the impact

All activities have an impact. We are thinking about the consumption relevant to our business and how we make a positive difference to the lives and environment of others around us.

Social Responsibility in action

20th July 2022

Mission to Ukraine

In the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, several charities are carrying out much-needed work to support vulnerable groups enduring the fallout from the continued hostilities. Pragmatic Play has donated €60,000 to support Mission to Ukraine, a non-profit Christian organisation that is supporting women facing crisis pregnancies and children with disabilities. Headquartered in Zhytomyr, Mission to Ukraine raises financial support to resource its staff and the communities it serves with a team that is passionate about transforming the lives of those who are the most overlooked in Ukrainian society. The organisation is providing vital aid through pregnancy care and special needs services in its rehabilitation centre, which offers a wide array of medical, social, psychological, educational and therapeutic services. Mission to Ukraine is one of several essential organisations that Pragmatic Play is proud to support in a bid to help ease the conditions borne by the consequence of the ongoing conflict.
8th July 2022

SUPPORTING ELDERLY COMMUNITIES IN ROMANIA WITH €10,000 DONATION

We donated €10,000 to Romanian organisation Niciodata Singur, a charity that supports and provides care for seniors living in isolation and solitude. The association was recently in the news, having inaugurated the first socialisation centre for lonely elderly people in Romania, and acts at both a local and national level in the fight to help eradicate social isolation and loneliness in elderly communities. Our donation of €10,000 will support Niciodata Singur’s care workers, aiding them in their day-to-day work such as visiting their beneficiaries and keeping them company, taking them outside on walks, and going grocery shopping with them. The funds also supported the organisation’s planning of trips to different cities such as Targoviste, Salina Prahova, and Comana, where the participants took part in various enjoyable activities and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
1st July 2022

HOPES AND HOMES – €40,000 DONATION!

It is said that home is where the heart is and through our donation to Hopes And Homes we are supporting a cause which is close to many Pragmatic Play employees’ hearts. Our €40,000 donation will aid a Ukrainian refugee transit centre that cares for refugees for two to four weeks on average and supplies clothes and shoes along with counselling services. We’re proud to say that our donation will help support approximately 260 refugees for a month, of which 150 of these will be children.
27th June 2022

HOMELESS ANIMAL HOSPITAL - THIRD DONATION!

From man’s best friend to our feline compatriots, animals hold a special place in all of our hearts at Pragmatic Play. After making previous contributions to the Homeless Animal Hospital just outside Bucharest, Romania throughout the years, we have donated another €7,000 to help provide continued support to the amazing work the team provides in both saving and looking after homeless animals that do not have anybody to care for them. Our past work with the Homeless Animal Hospital has shown us what even a small amount of care and love can do to improve these animals’ lives and we are proud to help support them further.
13th May 2022

UNICEF Ukraine Appeal

Pragmatic Play has continued to show its support for civilians caught up in the conflict in Ukraine with a donation of €10,000 to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF’s drive to help Ukraine’s most vulnerable children and families. Millions of children have been deeply affected by the ongoing hostilities as homes, schools, water supplies and hospitals have been damaged or destroyed. Children have been separated from their families, and people have been left without clean water, food, or electricity. Pragmatic Play is proud to do its part to support UNICEF’s incredible work in providing access to essential provisions, healthcare, and education services among other critical support as they work around the clock to scale up life-saving services to all those affected.
6th May 2022

PRAGMATIC PLAY DONATES €18,000 TO TWO AUTISM CHARITIES DURING WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

We contributed €18,000 to two established autism causes as it continues to donate towards significant charitable concerns across the globe. As April was World Autism Awareness Month, we supported key programmes in both building new facilities and assisting in daily activities. We worked closely with Autism Voice in Romania, which assists families with autistic children in its two therapy sites. It is set to open a research centre, the Autism Voice Institute, which will cover an area of over 1,000 square meters in Bucharest and will include spaces for research and development of therapy programs, as well as private spaces for counselling, therapy sessions, and training. Our donation will assist with the funding for this new setting, which is set to open later this year. In our Malta hub, we assisted the Autism Parents Association, contributing gaming consoles, board games and other interactive products aimed at the charity’s youth project, Social Integration Programme for Teens (SIPT). The charity holds fortnightly sessions which concentrate primarily on behaviour, social interaction, lifestyle and other fun activities. Through this initiative, numerous benefits have been nurtured, including improving mental health, increased interaction among peers, empowerment with cognitive tasks, and improved social skills.
29th April 2022

PRAGMATIC PLAY COMMITS £100,000 TO THE RED CROSS UKRAINE CRISIS APPEAL

We donated £100,000 to the British Red Cross as part of the organisation’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal. With the continuing humanitarian crisis in the country, the donation will be used to support the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement response. In just seven weeks, the Red Cross has already reached one million people with life-saving aid in both Ukraine and across Europe. Support includes financial assistance, food, clothing, water, and psychosocial care. Volunteers from across the world are assisting civilians in the conflict, with Pragmatic Play’s contribution going towards the well-being and safety of families through the humanitarian organisation. The conflict in Ukraine is one that has deeply touched us at Pragmatic Play. We have valued colleagues and their families directly affected and we are keen to help them and the wider community in Ukraine in whatever way we can. Our contribution will help ensure that the incredible work that the Red Cross undertakes can continue, and those caught up in the crisis will be able to receive much needed humanitarian support.
8th March 2022

PRAGMATIC PLAY MARKS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BY DONATING €10,000 TO SOAR

To mark Internation Women’s Day, we made a €10,000 donation to Malta-based Survivors of Abuse with Resilience (SOAR). International Women’s Day is an important date in the calendar, with many entities coming together in the pursuit of equality in a social, economic and cultural sense. The annual event sees celebrations marked worldwide and our donation to SOAR is the latest contribution to an important cause in one of its hub countries, as it continues to focus on initiatives close to the hearts of its employees. SOAR provides one-to-one sessions for women who have been subject to abuse, as well as support groups, workshops, social clubs, advocacy and outreach amongst a host of other essential services that the donation will help to support and grow. SOAR provides essential aid for women, and we are fierce advocates of the vital work they do, so we are immensely proud with our collaboration efforts and donation.
24th December 2022

BRINGING WARMTH IN THE DEPTHS OF WINTER WITH CARUSEL

For our final project of 2021, we offered our support to the Carusel Association with a €10.000 donation. Their mission is heart-warming in both senses of the word, as we joined them while they provided warmth to some of the homeless population of Bucharest on a bitterly cold night over the festive season. For many, the festive period is one that is marked by staying inside with friends and family, cosy and secure from the freezing temperatures. The reality for the homeless is a much different one, each day and night brings a mental and physical battle against the cold. Carusel helps in this battle by providing sleeping bags, insulated blankets, clothes, socks, scarves, jackets, hot tea and a hot meal. For the past ten years, Carusel have been at the forefront of supporting homeless people by providing the very things they lack, a warm meal, a warm blanket and most importantly, a warm heart to let them know they haven’t been forgotten about. We were honoured to join them and hope our donation can help them increase the scale of their incredible mission.
20th December 2022

FINISHING THE YEAR IN MALTA WITH A €28,000 DONATION

Puttinu Cares is an immensely influential Maltese NGO that specializes in Children’s Oncology. Certain operations or specific therapy are not available in Malta due to a lack of hospital resources, therefore the child/patient is usually referred to a doctor/ hospital in the UK. Not only does Puttinu Cares offer much needed emotional support to the parents and families of these kids, but since lodging is very expensive, Puttinu Cares has bought apartments outside London, so that these kids and their parents can stay close to hospitals free of charge during the whole course of therapy, removing accommodation as a burden in a difficult time. Now these apartments need refurbishing to ensure a proper standard of living for those who stay there, and we are giving €28,000 to cover the cost of renovations to an entire block of 8 apartments. We’re honoured to donate to such a worthwhile cause and hope it can make a real impact to the families battling Cancer.
16th December 2021

WELCOMING ANIMA THE BEAR TO OUR FAMILY

We donated €7,000 to the Libearty Bear Center, located in Zarnesti in Romania, which is the home of 116 brown bears, rescued from appalling living conditions, where many are abused in captivity. It is recognized by specialists as the most ethical sanctuary in the world. We made an exclusive adoption of Anima, and her story is one of struggle and survival. Two and a half years ago, while still a junior, she was hit by a car and seriously injured. She dragged herself to the side of the road and managed to stay alive However, with the help of an orthopedic veterinarian, Anima underwent a 6-hour operation that involved the installation of a titanium rod. After a long recovery period, Anima understood that she had to protect her injured leg and today, lives a life filled with play and happiness in a place of protection. We're delighted to contribute to such a worthwhile cause and look forward to seeing Anima thrive in such a special environment.
12th November 2021

PROVIDING SOME HORSEPOWER WITH €10,000 IN DONATIONS TO GOOD CAUSES IN MALTA

We donated €5,000 each towards two separate horse sanctuaries, the Dreams of Horses Farm in Gozo and RMJ Horses in Malta. The Dreams of Horses Farm provides horse assisted activities to children and adults with physical, social and emotional difficulties. The owner of the farm showed our team first-hand the kind and docile nature of the horses, and it was clear to see how this place could provide such a great outlet to those who need it. We are delighted to assist with a donation and hope to see the farm go from strength to strength. RMJ Horses rescue and care for severely neglected horses and look after them until they are ready to find a forever home. Hearing the stories of what these animals had to endure, and then seeing the love they showed to our staff at the slightest sign of affection was truly moving. We hope our donation can assist the team there in protecting such a loving and gentle animal.
20th October 2021

A LIFE-CHANGING DONATION FOR DAMIAN -BLONDIE ASSOCIATION

Pragmatic Play donated €20,000 to the Blondie Association, and this money went towards covering the cost of a flight to Palermo for Damian, a small baby boy that required a liver transplant. His incredible mother donated part of her liver to give Damian a fighting chance for a better life. Blondie Association’s main aim is to assist severely sick children with getting the medical care they desperately need by flying them to countries where they can receive the proper medical attention. The Association raises awareness of this issue and organises flights to help these children get better. Two members of the Pragmatic Play team from Bucharest, Oana and Ana, were on board the flight from Romania to Palermo and helped Damian and his parents to have a safe and comfortable trip. In what was an emotional experience, Pragmatic Play was honoured to allow Damian’s mother to make such a strong and loving maternal sacrifice for her son.
23th September 2021

BE KIND TO BEES! FRIENDS OF THE EARTH MALTA

We donated €6,000 to Friends of the Earth Malta and visited the team there to see the great work they do. Our donation will go towards the BeeAware campaign which promotes awareness of bees, pollination and the negative effect pesticides and toxic chemicals have on these creatures. Furthermore, it will also be used for the creation of a Bee Garden wherein the volunteers are planting flowers, trees and shrubs for bees to have a safe environment and a variety of food sources. We see this as a misunderstood but highly important cause, as if there are fewer bees there is less pollination of plants and crops which can have a huge effect on the overall ecosystem, ultimately potentially resulting in food shortages and certainly a lack of biodiversity on the planet.
18th September 2021

ZIBEL DIVE CLEAN UP ON WORLD CLEAN UP DAY

We donated €6,000 to Żibel, a Maltese NGO that organises environmental cleanups and raises awareness of the modern-day problem of waste management. Our employees joined in on World Clean Up Day on 18th September to help Zibel's divers remove over nine tonnes of waste from the sea. Divers removed waste from the sea floor while the volunteers on land divided up the rubbish to enable its correct disposal. Not afraid of getting their hands dirty, our team got stuck in and sifted through metal, glass bottles, car batteries, ropes, tyres and… pretty much everything else you can imagine. The sheer amount of waste was a stark reminder that just because it’s underwater, it doesn’t mean it’s gone.
6th September 2021

CALPE HOUSE

We made a donation of £11,000 to Gibraltar charity, Calpe House. Calpe House provides accommodation and support to Gibraltarian patients and escorts who are sent to London for medical treatment by the Gibraltar Health Authority. Their aim is to provide Gibraltarian patients with a 'home away from home' while they are in London. Pragmatic Play's donation will be used by Calpe House to build a dedicated business suite at their premises at 19-23 Norfolk Square, London. The business suite will allow sponsored patients and/or their escorts to have a space in which to carry out remote working whilst they are away from Gibraltar.
2nd September 2021

STEP UP FOR PARKINSON'S

Pragmatic Play was delighted to visit the Step Up For Parkinson's team at their centre in Malta. The team there does terrific work in raising awareness for and supporting those who suffer from the effects of Parkinson's disease in their lives. One innovative approach the team uses is to host free specialized movement classes for sufferers of the disease. These classes involve light exercise, dance and general movement for the group, creating a feel-good factor and plenty of smiling faces in the room! Pragmatic Play donated €5,000 to the foundation in the hope it can bring a better quality of life to all those affected by Parkinson’s in the local community.
2nd September 2021

ANAIS ASSOCIATION

ANAIS association was founded at the end of 2011, with its main purpose being to promote, respect and defend the rights of abused women, children, and young people. We donated the amount of €10,000 to this incredible association. Anais Association’s team was so generous to offer in return for the ladies at Pragmatic Play, an information and education workshop to prevent and combat violence against women. We hope this donation can assist ANAIS organisation in their fight both at local and national levels of government to have the rights of abused women prioritised.
31st August 2021

HOMELESS ANIMAL HOSPITAL - SECOND DONATION!

When we need them, they are there for us, so when they need us, we should return the favour. After making a previous contribution, we gave a donation of €7,000 to the Homeless Animal Hospital just outside Bucharest, Romania. The team there does immense work in looking after and saving homeless animals that do not have anyone to care for them. Our team seen first-hand how a small amount of love and affection goes such a long way in giving these animals a better quality of life.
30th July 2021

YMCA MALTA

Pragmatic Play recently supported the YMCA Malta, an NGO that offers shelter and other services to the homeless and socially disadvantaged community, by making a €10,000 donation. YMCA Malta is at the forefront of assisting and reintegrating the homeless community in Malta. The team there offers a spectrum of services to the underprivileged, including opportunities to help find work, food schemes, counselling services and so much more. The mission of the YMCA Malta truly resonated with Pragmatic Play’s belief of equality of opportunity for all members of society.
10th June 2021

NGO DONATIONS FOR ANIMALS

We, at Pragmatic Play, love our animals and never miss a chance to show our support whenever we can! Recently, we have donated €6,000 to three charities that aim to offer sheltering and medical services to stray animals in Malta. MSPCA is the oldest shelter for cats and dogs in the community, fighting to provide an efficient rehoming service for abandoned animals through education and compassion. The Island Sanctuary caters for stray dogs in the community, sheltering those who couldn’t find a home yet. The Cat Sanctuary follows the footsteps of the Island Sanctuary, providing shelter and medical services for homeless cats.
8th June 2021

CANCER RELIEF

Pragmatic Play has supported Cancer Relief in Gibraltar’s upcoming training efforts with a £10,200 donation. As the charity has continued to grow, funds were needed as new members required additional training, and with the donation, current staff will also be afforded more education to ensure that Cancer Relief continues to deliver the highest quality of care to Gibraltar residents.
13th May 2021

HOMELESS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

The Homeless Animal Hospital treats pets and abandoned cats and dogs, nursing them back to health and assisting families that can’t afford private veterinary treatment. Pragmatic Play donated €7,700 to the initiative, which is a partnership between Romania Animal Rescue, and World Animal Veterinary Emissaries. Providing support for key animal companions allows those in need in society to be safe in the knowledge that should anything befall their pet, they are in good hands.
12th May 2021

FONDAZZJONI SEBĦ

Fondazzjoni Sebħ provides residential services to children in Malta, aiming to help them reach their full potential by offering a safe and loving environment. The foundation also supports families and individuals to recover from multiple trauma. Pragmatic Play donated €10,000 which will be used for renovating the interiors of one of the foundation’s homes. As always, it’s been an honour to lend a helping hand to those who want to contribute to the well-being of the Maltese community.
12th May 2021

METROPOLIS PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION

Pragmatic Play contributed with a generous donation of €21,000 to the Metropolis Philanthropic Foundation, a leading NGO in Romania that has been fighting to give the less fortunate children a chance for a better future since 2007. The donation will be used to rehabilitate the 7th floor of the Clinical Institute Fundeni, dedicated to the children’s oncology section. We are always happy to support those who strive to make a change for the better.
20th Apr 2021

FOODBANK LIFELINE FOUNDATION

Foodbank Lifeline Foundation provides food to individuals and families who are experiencing hunger. During Covid times, this foundation has helped hundreds of families and individuals on a daily basis. Pragmatic Play supported them with a donation of €5,000, amount that was invested into non-perishable emergency food packs, including canned food, cereals, pasta sauces and rice. We are beyond happy we could further contribute to the well-being of the Maltese community.
16th Mar 2021

Prior Park sports pitch

The Prior Park School in Gibraltar had outgrown its existing recreational space and used a dormant space that nearby to create a brand-new sports pitch. Pragmatic Play donated £25,000 to the project, with a modern court now installed, replete with Prior Park School logo dominating the middle of the surface. The area not only offers school children a fantastic space to enjoy activities, but it also boasts enviable views over the Bay! In future, it is hoped the space can be made available to local sports teams and the public.
8th Mar 2021

Women for Women Foundation

To mark International Women’s Day, Pragmatic Play donated €5,000 to the Women for Women Foundation, a leading organisation in Malta for the empowerment and support of women and girls. With a proud history of women leaders at Pragmatic Play, assisting the next generation of those coming through is something we are proud of. We also supported the celebratory event, which saw multiple conferences surrounding the advancement of equality.
23rd Dec 2020

Maltese NGO donations

With a strong presence in Malta, over the festive period, we donated €30,000 to three separate NGOs across the nation. With many facing challenges brought about by the pandemic, Pragmatic Play supported the St. Jeanne Antide Foundation, Malta Hospice Movement, and the Good Shepherd Sisters, all of whom play a vital role in family support, palliative care and supporting domestic violence victims across the island.
9th Jul 2020

GBC Open Day

Pragmatic Play was delighted to assist in the annual GBC Open Day in 2020, donating £10k to the eventual total of a staggering £180k. The GBC is Gibraltar’s leading broadcast and news outlet, with the institution hosting an annual fundraising day to be able to assist those in need on The Rock. Despite the challenges faced in the 2020 edition due to Covid restrictions, the day saw an all-time record amount of donations, and we were delighted to do our bit for our local community!

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