Responsible Gambling Week 2018

Published: November 6, 2018

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Over the last decade or so, the issue of responsible gambling has been gaining greater and greater importance. Every year the industry holds Responsible Gambling Week as a part of its initiative. In 2018, the Responsible Gambling Week is being held from November 1 to November 7.

The best online casinos are conscious of responsible gambling on an ongoing basis, but efforts to educate customers are raised to a higher level during the campaign. The objective is three-fold. The first is to inform players how to gamble responsibly; the second is to highlight the responsible gambling tools that are available and the third is to convey the sources of more advice and support. Responsible Gambling Week goes beyond players at online casinos. There are initiatives to train online casino staff and educate the wider public that it is possible to gamble in a responsible manner as a form of entertainment.

The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling coordinates the activities in a sort of centralised manner, disseminating information and material to all supporting organisations. The information highlights key behaviours of gambling responsibly and key indicators of problem gambling. It promotes the Responsible Gambling Week through social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, which have greater reach. It distributes posters, leaflets and banners in land venues and online sites to encourage conversations about how to gamble responsibly.

This year you will find the biggest names in gambling supporting the initiative. There are organisations like Ladbrokes and William Hill that cut across online and land based gambling. Leading online casinos like InterCasino, 888 Casino and Mansion Casino have also lent their support. You also have leading games suppliers to the online casino industry like Microgaming, Playtech and IGT.

Finally there are agencies that help players address problem gambling issues like GamCare and YGAM. They run workshops and training sessions throughout Responsible Gambling Week. These are particularly focused on segments that work with the younger generation such as parents, teachers, youth workers and health professionals. These sessions will provide information which can help young people understand the risks associated with gambling, the choices they can make to nullify these risks and be aware of the tools available to help them assess and manage their gambling behaviour.

In all probability, your online casino would be doing something special this week. Become a part of it. Even otherwise, go to the Responsible Gambling section of your online casino web site and refresh your knowledge about the subject.


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