The UK Welcomes Responsible Gambling Week For The Second Time
November 2, 2018
The UK gambling industry will be playing host to Responsible Gambling Week for the second year in a row from the 1st November, with the standards agencies hoping to build on last year’s success.
2017 saw more than 121,000 employees and 10,000 gambling venues take part in the initiative, though 2018 is expected to eclipse 130,000 employees and 11,000 gambling venues.
2018’s Responsible Gambling Week will run from the 1st November to the 7th November, and it has already had a number of football clubs pledge their support behind it including West Ham United and Derby County, along with a host of gambling firms such as Paddy Power, Coral, William Hill and Betfred.
“It is heartening to see the support of leading operators for Responsible Gambling Week,” said the Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling.
“Our aim is to make the event bigger and better than last year and we are using the collective networks, venues and staff of all gambling sectors, and our digital channels, to reach a wider audience and raise awareness.”
Advertising space on the London Underground has been donated to the cause by JPJ Group, while the likes of land-based gambling houses like Mecca, Aspers and Cashino have provided venues for campaign imagery.
Virgin Games have also mocked up their site for a ‘Responsible Gambling week takeover’, and a number of leading publications and online platforms have also donated advertising space.
“JPJ Group plc fully supports Responsible Gambling Week,” said the CEO of Jackpotjoy Operations Ltd, Simon Wykes.
“Preventing the harms associated with problem gambling is a shared goal among companies working in the gaming industry, and one of the most effective ways to ensure players gamble responsibly is to arm them with the information they need to make responsible choices.”
The initiative was organised by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling and is supported by gambling charities Gamble Aware, GamCare, and YGam along with the UK Gambling Commission.