Promotion chasing Exeter City FC have been confirmed as the latest EFL side to pledge support for Responsible Gambling Week.
A whole host of football clubs have joined the industry-wide campaign to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly, with Premier League outfit Crystal Palace showing support last week.
Responsible Gambling Week takes place from November 1 to 7 under the slogan ‘Let’s Talk about Responsible Gambling’ and this marks the first year that EFL clubs are participating.
Exeter’s support will encompass running Responsible Gambling Week messages on the club website and sharing social media posts throughout the week detailing the five key responsible gambling behaviours:
- Only spend what you can afford
- Set your limits for time and money
- Gambling is not the answer to any problem
- Gambling when angry or upset is not a good idea
- Gambling shouldn’t interfere with your personal relationships
The event is being organised by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), which through its member trade associations, encompasses all sectors of the gambling industry: online, amusement arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers and casinos.
Adopting the hashtag, #RGWeek18, the initiative also includes Ireland for the first time, where the campaign will be supported by more than 800 bookmakers, and by the Arcades Association, the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland, Horse Racing Ireland and the Irish Greyhound and Horse Racing Tote.
John Hagan, chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, commented: “We’re delighted that Exeter City will be supporting Responsible Gambling Week. As an industry we are dedicated, year-round to promoting responsible gambling, but what makes Responsible Gambling Week special is the opportunity for gambling operators from every sector to unite behind the same message and engage in a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly. The engagement and support of football clubs is enormously helpful in highlighting the week.”