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LeoVegas declares support for EuroPride 2023

| By Robert Fletcher
Online gambling operator LeoVegas Group has announced it will sponsor the 2023 edition of EuroPride, an initiative that celebrates the LGBTIQ+ community.

The annual festival brings together thousands of people from around the world for 10 days of awareness and entertainment. 

The event will take place from 7-17 September in the Maltese capital of Valletta and feature concerts, panel discussions and art exhibitions. The festival will culminate in a concert headlined by EuroPride 2023 ambassador Christina Aguilera.

LeoVegas’ support of the event comes after it also sponsored the local Malta Pride event on a number of occasions. 

“We are proud to demonstrate our commitment to equality for all,” LeoVegas Malta chief financial officer and managing director Stefan Nelson said. “At LeoVegas, equality, diversity and inclusion are ingrained in our culture and we eagerly look forward to supporting EuroPride’s mission of equality.”

Maria Azzopardi, president of Allied Rainbow Communities, the company which organises EuroPride, welcomed LeoVegas’ sponsorship. 

“We’re delighted to announce our collaboration with LeoVegas for the EuroPride 2023. Their commitment to diversity and inclusion aligns seamlessly with our mission.

“Their support is a significant stride towards promoting equality and highlighting the vitality of the LGBTIQ+ community. This collaboration will bring a positive impact to the festival, and we can’t wait for it to start.”

The partnership comes after French national lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) last month also announced a link-up with a national LGBT+ group.

FDJ will now work with l’Autre Cercle as part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The operator said this will support its ongoing efforts for the inclusion of LGBT+ people in the workplace.

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