Tag Archives: Industry Group for Responsible Gambling

Middlesbrough signs up in support of #RGWeek19

English Football League (EFL) Championship club Middlesbrough has signed up to support  Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public campaign attempting to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly. As a result of this announcement, Responsible Gambling Week 2019, which takes place from 7 November to 13 November with the hashtag #RGWeek19, will now see the support …

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GamCare & YGAM to offer free workshops for RGWeek

UK problem-gambling treatment and support charities GamCare and the Young Gamblers Education Trust – YGAM will offer free training and educational workshops, as a key directive of the IGRG’s third ‘Responsible Gambling Week’ (RGWeek7-13 November). Both organisations have developed comprehensive training programmes supporting all-levels of industry management and wider community stakeholders – ‘tailored to provide guidance on how to start conversations …

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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 …

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IGRG to promote ‘open and inclusive conversation’ during Responsible Gambling Week 2019

The Industry Group For Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has outlined plans to bring the UK and Irish gambling industries together as part of this year’s Responsible Gambling Week 2019. The aim of the campaign, which will take place from November 7 – November 13, is to promote an industry-wide conversation regarding safer gambling methods, as well as the promotion of tools, …

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Voluntary whistle-to-whistle ban comes into force

The industry-wide voluntary ‘whistle-to-whistle’ advertising ban is due to come into force today (1 August 2019), which will see bookmakers ban all TV betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport broadcasts. The self-enforced ban, will not be applicable to horseracing and greyhound racing coverage, was suggested by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) after it received public and political criticism …

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John Hagan: “Responsible Gambling Week is the biggest ever national conversation with our customers”

John Hagan, Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, looks ahead to the second annual Responsible Gambling Week, kicking off at the start of next month. Responsible Gambling Week is taking place from November 1-7th and is an industry-wide event supported by every gambling sector. The event is in its second year and this year it is taking place …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Be mindful of protecting children

As I write this, we await the Government’s review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures that is due to be published later this month, according to comments by the Secretary of State when she appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 11 October. She added that this would be followed by a full 12-week consultation that …

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IGRG’s third industry advertising code focuses on social media and affiliate verticals

Seeking to enhance industry advertising standards and promotional best practices, the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has published its new ‘Gambling Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising‘ guidelines document. The document forms part of the IGRG’s ongoing industry code, which seeks to be implemented by the end of 2017. Presenting its third edition, the Code was originally produced in …

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John Hagan: IGRG – Industry Engagement is key to improving player protections

John Hagan, Partner at London law firm Harris Hagan and Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), has outlined how industry stakeholders should aim to build coherent dialogue with the government with regards to the industry’s social responsibility measures. Speaking to industry news source Totally Gaming on the matter of social responsibility and player protection, as the UK government …

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