The first Responsible Gambling Week has launched today with members of every sector of the gambling industry in Great Britain joining forces to raise the discussion around problem gambling.
The gambling industry has been quick to embrace it on social media with many sharing official Responsible Gambling Week videos or creating bespoke ones, such as William Hill has done with its ambassador Robbie Savage.
— William Hill Betting (@WilliamHill) October 12, 2017
Responsible Gambling Week, which is led by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), will see over 10,000 gambling venues and online sites and 121,000 employees take part in the biggest ever pan-industry social responsibility campaign.
Staff working at gambling venues and online will continue to be points of contact for their customers who would like to know more about responsible gambling or seek support if they are concerned about their gambling, but in addition to this:
- Gambling venues and websites are promoting Responsible Gambling Week – with posters, leaflets and banners in venues as well as pop ups online and on social media to encourage conversations about how to gamble responsibly.
- Information Points are available around the country throughout the week, supported by GamCare, giving more information on how to gamble responsibly, the tools that can help players stay safe and how to access further information, help and support if needed.
- For those who can’t make it to an Information Point, online chatrooms are available here. A team of experts from across the gambling industry will answer questions you may have about responsible gambling, including how to access tools and information to help you.
- A live Twitter Q&A with experts from across the gambling industry will run on Monday 16th October. Tweet your questions about responsible gambling to @RGWeek2017 with #RGWLive and the team will answer as many questions as possible between 12pm – 1pm on the day.
Another way for those involved in the industry to support the awareness of the event is to sign up to GambleAware’s Thunderclap – click here – which will harness the social media accounts of everyone who signs up to simultaneously broadcast about the Responsible Gambling Week tomorrow.