In 2018, the Responsible Gambling Week was a big success. It brought together stakeholders in Britain’s gambling industry and it is hoped that the same will be achieved in the 2019 event. The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has recently announced that the same event will be held from November 7th to 13th 2019.
Last year, the event brought together players from every sector of the online gambling industry. Participants are reached through member trade associations. This includes:
- The Association of British Bookmakers
- The British Amusement Machine Association (BACTA)
- The Remote Gambling Association (RGA)
- The National Casino Forum (NCF)
- The Bingo Association (BA)
The Agenda of Responsible Gambling Week
During the week-long event, participants will hold talks and contribute ideas on how awareness for safer, more responsible gambling can be raised. The 2019 event will also have an added agenda of encouraging those who work in the gambling industry, online gambling sites such as cashino.com and the public in general to talk about problem gambling. The 2019 event has therefore been given the headline theme: Let’s Talk About Safer Gambling.
In 2018, the event had very good results in regard to engaging participants and it is hoped that the same will be achieved in 2019. It is hoped that the previous number of 12,000 gambling facilities, gambling websites and 120,000 employees will be bettered. It is also hoped that there will be more than the over 20 million impressions on different social media platforms that were made in 2018.
Speaking about the event, John Hagan, the Chairman of the IGR said that the outcome of last year’s event was a benchmark that could be achieved again in the 2019 event. He also said the announcement for the event had been made well in advance to give everyone involved enough time to adequately prepare themselves to participate fully by having all the time they needed to plan well and build the support frameworks they needed. He added that the early announcement will give time for participants to refine the message theme if so desired or found necessary.