Yesterday (November 1st, 2018) marked the beginning of the highly anticipated Responsible Gambling Week, which sees every gambling operator across the UK and Ireland coming together to promote responsible gambling.
Speaking of the importance of National Gambling Week, John Hagan, Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), who are running the campaign, said:“The aim of the week is to spark a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly, conversations between operators and their customers, between customers and their family and friends and between industry stakeholders.“The fact that every sector of the industry has come together to drive this campaign, which has been a year in the planning, and agree common messaging tells its own story. By speaking together with one voice, they can have maximum impact.”Sharon Byrne, Chairperson of the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) added:“We are delighted to be partnering with the IGRG and joining their Responsible Gambling Week. Merging both campaigns can only help to increase the impact and reach of the campaign and reach of the campaign and ensure maximum coverage for the week.”
Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling
The theme of the week is Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling, encouraging a nationwide conversation through literature available to customers in betting shops and other venues, as well as staff at such outlets being trained to discuss the issues focused on by the week.A dedicated website can be found at responsiblegamblingweek.org while the hashtag #RGWeek18 can be used on all social media platforms to join the conversation.while the hashtag #RGWeek18 can be used on all social media platforms to join the conversation.GamCare are also running training and advice sessions in Birmingham, Bristol, Hull, Leeds, and London throughout the week.Visit the website to discover who you can join the conversation and get involved with Responsible Gambling Week.