Responsible Gambling Week takes place this year from Thursday 1 November 2018 to Wednesday 7 November 2018 (#RGWeek18 and www.responsiblegamblingweek.org for full information).
Responsible Gambling Week is a national cross-industry initiative, led by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), which comprises the trade associations representing all five sectors of the UK gambling industry. For the first time, IGRG will be joined by the Irish Bookmakers Association, so sensibly extending the reach of the Week to Ireland and Northern Ireland. Responsible Gambling Week will have participation from operators from across the entire industry including arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers, casinos and online operators. By coming together with one voice, coordinating and sharing the same messaging for maximum impact, the UK and Irish gambling industry wants to raise awareness about responsible gambling and stimulate an informed national conversation between operators, staff, customers, their friends and families, industry stakeholders and beyond.
There will be extensive activity by gambling operators during the Week to get the conversation going, whether on social media, in gambling venues or amongst operators and regulators. They will be supported by GambleAware, GamCare and YGam, who will also be raising awareness through their websites and communication channels. Everyone who gambles in the UK during the week, whether online or land-based, will hopefully become aware that it is Responsible Gambling Week and understand more about how to gamble responsibly, the tools that are available to help customers gamble responsibly and where to find more help and support where needed.
And on Friday 2 November, John Hagan will participate in his capacity as IGRG Chair in the EGR Global breakfast Briefing entitled “Changing the culture around gambling – consumer and industry behaviours”. This will bring together high level speakers from GamCare, the Gambling Commission, William Hill, Genius Sports Group and Sky Betting and Gaming, to consider the following:
• What is changing and what needs to change?
• The responsible gambling strategies currently pursued by operators.
• What is working and what is not?
• How can we share and collaborate most effectively within industry?
• How the panellists see their strategy evolving.
So very much in keeping with the key theme of “Let’s talk about responsible gambling”!
If you wish to attend, please see here for more information.