In the United Kingdom, the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) trade association has announced that it will be spreading the word about safer gambling in November via the third annual edition of its Responsible Gambling Week.
The IGRG used an official press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to detail that its Responsible Gambling Week 2019 is due to take place from November 7 to 13 and feature the headline theme of Let’s Talk About Safer Gambling. The organization stated that the campaign will enable the entire British gaming industry to ‘join forces’ in order to ‘extend its reach and ensure that the message of safer gambling connects with the widest possible audience.’
John Hagan, Chairman for the IGRG, declared that the industry sees ‘social responsibility’ as an essential part of its approach and that his organization is committed to promoting the benefits of safer gambling. He moreover proclaimed that Responsible Gambling Week 2019 will be ‘special’ because it will permit the entire sector to unite so as to ‘highlight safer gambling to a broader audience.’
Hagan’s statement read…
“Responsible Gambling Week 2018 was widely supported across the industry, helping to set a new benchmark for the campaign. We are confident that with the continued support of operators, charities and information networks we can build on last year’s success and reach a far greater audience.”
The IGRG is comprised of the British Amusement Machine Association, the Association of British Bookmakers, The Bingo Association, the Remote Gambling Association and the National Casino Forum and has the stated aim of raising awareness about safer gambling behaviors and practices while encouraging players, staff and the wider public to talk about what it means to gamble responsibly.
Hagan additionally explained that more information regarding Responsible Gambling Week 2019 is to be made available via his organization’s website at ResponsibleGamblingWeek.org with supporters able to register so as to be able to receive updates.
“In announcing these dates early in the year, we are hoping that the increased planning time will encourage and allow for further support. For 2019 we will be seeking to broaden Responsible Gambling Week 2019’s supporter base and make use of complimentary communication networks, refining message themes for Responsible Gambling Week 2019 in line with consumer research and following input from specialist support groups.”