At the third annual Global Regulatory Awards, which took place on 1 May, Deborah Roll has been recognised for her commitment to Responsible Gambling week by being awarded the Compliance Outstanding Achievement award.
Roll, who currently holds a position of project manager at the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), spearheaded the 2018 Responsible Gambling Week. The campaign involved over 12,000 gambling venues and sites, 12,000 industry employees as well as resulting in over 20m social media impressions.
The campaign ensured that a safer gambling message was promoted to a wide audience, promoted by the participation of leading football clubs and racecourses.
Deborah Roll commented on the award: “I am honoured to have received this award, on behalf of everyone in the industry who worked so hard to make the 2018 campaign a success.
“The objective is to trigger a national conversation about responsible gambling and, with the support of the trade associations and operators, I have no doubt we will make the 2019 campaign even bigger and better.”
This year’s Responsible Gambling Week is set to take place from 7 – 13 November, hoped to bring together multiple sectors from across the industry through the IGRG to promote the work being done to deliver a responsible gambling message.
John Hagan, chairman of the IGRG, added: “During Responsible Gambling Week, operators want to reach not only their customers, but also their families and friends and the wider community.
“The IGRG is hoping to work with a broad range of groups, including charities, local authorities and information services, to ensure we connect with the widest possible audience. We want to find new ways of making this an open and inclusive conversation”.