Responsible Gambling Week In Full Swing

The entire of the gambling industry in the UK and Ireland has come together under the banner It’s Time to Talk About Responsible Gambling as part of Responsible Gambling Week, which began yesterday (November 1st, 2018).The week aims to enhance the national conversation about gambling responsibly and the avoidance of, and protection against gambling related harm, with Gamcare running workshops in Birmingham, Bristol, Hull, Leeds, and London to offer training and advice for professionals who work with young people and their parents, to start education on responsibly gambling at a younger age.Responsible Gambling Week In Full Swing

National conversation

Responsible Gambling Week is run by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, and their Chairman, John Hagan, spoke of its importance, saying:“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, added to Hagan’s statements, saying:“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.”With every major operator in the UK and Ireland coming together to be part of Responsible Gambling Week, this is an important step in the general conversation about responsible gambling, and one that we expect to be built on in the near future and beyond.

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