Tag Archives: Safer Gambling Week

LeoVegas to place ‘key safer gambling messaging’ on Blackpool FC shirts

SBC News LeoVegas to place ‘key safer gambling messaging’ on Blackpool FC shirts

Blackpool FC, with its principal partner LeoVegas, are demonstrating solidarity for Safer Gambling Week. During this Saturday’s (18 November) home fixture against Shrewsbury Town, the operator’s regular branding on the front of all home shirts will be replaced by key messaging and logos surrounding safe betting practices. Sam Behar, LeoVegas Group Director of UK and Ireland, commented: “Responsible gaming is …

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Betfred and Betway place emphasis on SG in marketing partnerships

IGT supports launch of Betfred’s ‘legendary brand’ in Nevada

To mark Safer Gambling Week, high-profile UK bookmakers such as Betfred and Betway have increased the emphasis on responsible betting in their marketing and communications. In the case of the former, the Warrington-based operator has launched a series of adverts around safer gambling, specifically highlighting the tools it offers to help customers stay in control of their betting behaviour. The …

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Safer Gambling Week gathers widest support for 2023 edition 

SBC News Safer Gambling Week gathers widest support for 2023 edition 

The UK gambling sector has pledged the highest participation and coverage to promote Safer Gambling Week (#SGWeek23) taking place from 13th – 19th November 2023. Organised by the trade bodies of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), bacta and the Bingo Association, Safer Gambling Week is now in its seventh year, which sees “the whole industry coming together to further …

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Microgaming in close cooperation with multiple safer gambling charities

SBC News Microgaming in close cooperation with multiple safer gambling charities

Microgaming is demonstrating vast support for responsible gambling practices in partnering with several safer gaming charities.  Some of the charities that have received support from the online gambling provider in 2023 include Ygam, Gordon Moody, Beacon Counselling Trust, Betknowmore UK and Motiv8 Addiction Services. The firm is reportedly in ‘close cooperation’ with each charity to identify projects that will benefit …

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bacta launches SR Exchange for shared perspective on safer gambling 

SBC News bacta launches SR Exchange for shared perspective on safer gambling 

bacta has launched its Social Responsibility (SR) Exchange, to provide the industry’s consumer-facing staff with practical guidance on how to deliver a safer gambling experience. The SR Exchange forms part of a new commitment by bacta, the trade association for amusement and gaming machine industries of the UK to deepen collaboration, training and knowledge sharing between members. The first SR …

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Industries join forces for sixth edition of Safer Gambling Week

SBC News Industries join forces for sixth edition of Safer Gambling Week

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has again announced its support of this year’s Safer Gambling Week. Building on the ‘record breaking success’ of last year’s event, the 2023 edition will see the industry coming together to further promote safer gambling messages, highlight the tools available to customers to stay in control and the support available to those who need …

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BGC highlights ‘determination’ to keep raising safer gambling standards

SBC News BGC highlights ‘determination’ to keep raising safer gambling standards

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that according to new figures, the number of people using safer gambling tools has ‘rocketed’. Lauding Safer Gambling Week, an analysis of last year’s campaign in October revealed that around 200,000 accounts set deposit limits during the month. This is an increase of 12.5% compared to the same month the previous year. …

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YGAM’s Dr Jane Rigbye: Betting can benefit from third sector experience

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As Safer Gambling Week comes to a close, Dr Jane Rigbye, Chief Executive of YGAM, reflected on the importance of the week-long initiative’s message.  A chartered psychologist and career healthcare professional, Rigbye argued in a post on YGAM’s website that the ‘national level’ of awareness raising on gambling harm during Safer Gambling Week is ‘vitally important’. Of key importance to …

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Michael Dugher lambasts ‘prohibitionist’ criticism of Safer Gambling Week

SBC News Michael Dugher lambasts ‘prohibitionist’ criticism of Safer Gambling Week

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has defended Safer Gambling Week (SGWeek) against industry reformists who have mocked the nationwide campaign.   Last week, Will Prochaska, Strategy Director of Gambling With Lives (GWL), wrote a piece in Politics Home decrying the annual week-long initiative as a ‘cringe campaign’ dreamt up by the industry leadership to hide …

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