RCA backs Responsible Gambling Week 2019

The Racecourse Association (RCA) has committed to supporting this year’s Responsible Gambling Week, which is due to take place from 7-13 November. 

The RCA’s support of the industry-wide campaign will focus on promoting responsible gambling messages across LED screens on racedays, and publishing information on #RGWeek19 on the course website and across social channels throughout the week. 

Paul Swain, the RCA’s Brand & Experience Manager, commented: “The RCA is once again proud to be a supporter of Responsible Gambling Week.

“Almost six million racegoers attended a British Racecourse in the last year which demonstrates the scale of the sport’s outreach. Placing a bet is an integral part of the raceday experience for many patrons—the Responsible Gambling Week campaign allows us to signpost important messaging about doing this responsibly and spark national conversation around the topic.”

The campaign, spearheaded by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), aims to trigger a national conversation about safer gambling, highlighting the tools, advice and help available to customers, and the initiatives being taken by operators to promote social responsibility throughout the year.

John Hagan, chairman of the IGRG, added: “We are delighted that the Racecourse Association will be supporting Responsible Gambling Week.

“We want to take the message about safer gambling even further this year and are confident this will be our biggest campaign yet. The continued engagement and support of racecourses in the UK and Ireland is enormously helpful in highlighting the week and triggering a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly throughout the year.”

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