All set for the first UK Responsible Gambling Week

By Manuel Marti
Businesses across the gaming and gambling sectors in the UK are gearing up for the first-ever Responsible Gambling Week which will begin on October 12 and continue until October 18.

This initiative, led by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, will see more than 10,000 gambling venues including arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers, and casinos and online gaming operators (representing over 121,000 employees) taking part in the industry’s biggest social responsibility campaign.

Responsible gambling has become a renewed focus for the industry and by coming together, the businesses aim to inform customers about the risks as well as the tools available to keep gambling safe and fun.

Sir Christopher Kelly, Chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, said: “Public engagement is one of the 12 priority actions identified in the National Responsible Gambling Strategy. We need to learn from the experience of consumers and their families, and to use this to make gambling safer.

“So I welcome the theme of IGRG’s Responsible Gambling Week ‘Let’s talk about responsible gambling’.

“Let’s make sure we learn as much as we can from it,” said Kelly.

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