Parimatch doubles aid to Ukraine with €2.9m contribution

Parimatch Tech has doubled the financial assistance it is providing to Ukraine from UAH 30 million to UAH 60 million – approximately €2.9 million. The international sports betting company said it spent the first UAH 42 million: UAH 39 million on ammunition and three million on medicines, clothing, food and logistics.

The next 18 million UAH is focused on humanitarian aid, binoculars, drones, helmets, military specifications and night vision devices.

Chief Talent Officer Tatiana Davydova said: “Despite difficult times for the country and the business, Parimatch Tech did not withdraw any offers, and the experts who were ending the cooperation were invited to stay and receive a salary.”

“The company paid all compensation to the teams in full. In addition, each employee can request emergency financial assistance,” he added.

Parimatch actions

Parimatch Tech and Parimatch Ukraine employees are also participating in volunteer activities including; buying materials and medicine, cooking meals for territorial defense and refugees, delivering food and medicine to people in need and evacuating residents.

The company has also organized warehouses in Kiev that volunteers use to collect, coordinate and deliver humanitarian aid. In addition, Parimatch Tech said it transferred a ‘significant’ part of the company’s office equipment to the territorial defense forces: printers, laptops, monitors, network equipment, modems.

It was also revealed that the Ukrainian defense has already received branded products and integration kits, such as power banks, hoodies, socks, hats, thermoses and food boxes.

The Parimatch Foundation – the group’s non-profit organization – was founded in 2019 and has suspended projects for sustainable development initiatives in an attempt to shift focus on helping victims of war.

Gambling industry offers support to Ukraine

In further support for Ukraine from the industry, it was reported last week that the gaming market fundraiser to help the population, Gambling Industry for Ukraine has taken great strides towards reaching its target of £250,000.

Issuing an update, the initiative – which provides financial support for the charity Choose Love’s Ukraine crisis fundraising campaign – detailed that it secured £190,000 in donations from betting operators last week.

Companies that have donated to the initiative in support of its £250,000 target include the Betsson Group – which has contributed £50,000 – as well as Microgaming, OLBG, Better Collective, Just for the Win, Enteractive and Funfair Games.