Global Gaming Industry United Against Covid-19 Impact

gambling platforms donate 1 million to tackle covid

To combat the Covid-19 pandemic, dozens of gaming industry leaders have come together and founded a movement designed to spread accurate information, safety practices, and donations to help fight the good fight.

Rallying behind Meridian Gaming Group, the largest companies in the gaming industry are participating in the #PlayApartTogether campaign. To date, more than 30 online gaming companies have joined the movement.

News Highlights

  • The #PlayApartTogether campaign helps tackle the worldwide spread of Covid-19.
  • The movement parallels the WHO’s safety guidelines.
  • It supports children, the elderly, and frontline healthcare workers worldwide.

Meridian Gaming Group | How Are They Fighting Covid-19?

Meridian Group Logo

Meridian Gaming Group is a conglomeration of online gaming companies. Since the pandemic began, they have focused on supporting efforts to roll out COVID-19 response campaigns.

Through their partnership with the World Health Organization and its Solidarity Response Fund, Meridian has helped reach some of the world’s most impacted Covid hotspots, making a difference where others could not or would not.

Meridian Gaming Group Donates $1 Million to Tackle COVID

Meridian Gaming Group donations are helping to tackle Covid in multiple ways. They have donated over $1 million on COVID-related projects that encourage players to practice safety precautions such as hand hygiene, social distancing, physical distancing, and proper respiratory etiquette. Projects focus on supporting children, medical facilities, and impoverished areas in Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

Vlad Suglobov, CEO of G5 Entertainment, stated:

These are difficult times for us all, and through this initiative, we can do our part and #PlayApartTogether. If games can help some people get through this, it is the best reward for us as game developers.

Vlad Suglobov

The Gambling Industry Promoting World Health 

Since the appearance of Covid-19 in 2020, gaming industry leaders have worked to support health and relief efforts worldwide. Their financial contributions to humanitarian foundations and hospitals have helped protect children, the elderly, and healthcare workers in some of the poorest and most heavily infected nations.

They support hospitals, transfusion centers, medical centers, safe houses, gerontology centers, health foundations, and social welfare NGOs worldwide. CCP Games CEO Hilmar V. Petursson explained why they started the Covid-19 Solidarity Response fund:

We now face an unprecedented global challenge for all humankind. Given the global nature of EVE and the solidarity of the EVE community, we are activating PLEX for GOOD again to begin on 3 April 2020 to raise funds for the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund. It is time to unite once more and help fight this unprecedented worldwide health challenge.

Hilmar V. Petursson

Gaming Industry Heroes

Meridian Gaming Group has proven that the online gaming industry isn’t just about profit. They have shown the world that we can make a difference to those most affected by the pandemic through philanthropy, unity, and global solidarity.

Their continuing efforts to support hospitals, medical workers, and those most afflicted by COVID are testament to what good companies can do. Meridian can be regarded as an example to others in big business, begging the question, “What is the Fortune 500 doing to combat the pandemic?”

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Karen Esposito

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