Safer Gambling Week Commences 19th-25th November Focusing on Gambling Standards, Education and Behaviours

Safer Gambling Week 2020 runs from 19th – 25th November and is a cross industry initiative to combat safer gambling within the UK and Ireland.The campaign runs in conjunction with the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), The Bingo Association (TBA) and the British Amusement Catering Trade Association (bacta) with a new tagline of ‘ Let’s Talk About Safer Gambling’.

Safer Gambling Week 2020

The 2020 safer gambling campaign will highlight, gambling more safely, tools available to help in safer gambling and sources of advice and support for gamblers who are looking to seek help. Bingo clubs, online and land-based casinos, amusement arcades, bookmakers in the UK and Ireland are all coming together in support of safer gambling.All the above venues and websites will provide a wealth of information and material on how to manage your gambling safely, tools available and contacts if you feel you need help with a gambling related problem. Promotional information will include:Ask questions about gambling behavioursHighlight five key behaviours of safer gamblingProviding information for help if neededPromotion of Safer Gambling week on websites and social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Venues will promote Safer gambling week via leaflets and banners to encourage conversation around gambling more safely.Chief Executive for the BGC Michael Dugher said, “Safer Gambling Week is a fantastic initiative which the BGC are proud to play a leading role in. This awareness campaign is now in its fourth year and it has achieved a significant increase in engagement at all levels on tools and support available to customers. We achieved over 25 million impressions on social media in 2019, setting a new benchmark for the campaign, which demonstrates the breadth and reach of the campaign.”Safer Gambling Week Commences 19th-25th November Focusing on Gambling Standards, Education and Behaviours

Help and Support Available

Certain venues will be holding special events throughout the week, and online gambling websites will be promoting the week through pop-ups and banners with all land-based venues having dedicated points of contact for the public to gain information on safer gambling.GamCare and YGAM are two gambling charities offering help and support around gambling related matters. They will also be running workshops throughout the week, focusing on parents and those working with the younger generation, including teachers, youth workers, and health professionals. The workshops are designed to help young people understand the risks of gambling and information, risks and tools available to help manage their gambling behaviours.If you feel or someone you know may have a gambling problem or need further information, please click here.   

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