Responsible Gambling Week: 7th -13th of November

Responsible Gambling Week 2019

Responsible Gambling week in 2019 runs from November 7th until November 13th, and is a cross-industry initiative that helps promote safer gambling in the UK and Ireland. With the prominence of the campaign throughout the industry, it helps to raise awareness and start conversations about issues that many have struggled to initiate.

myracing is in complete support of Responsible Gambling Week, with it being vital that responsible gambling be kept to the forefront of what we do. Over all our social media, we’ll be helping the initiative by sharing information on how you can gamble responsibly.

What’s The Main Aim Of Responsible Gambling Week?

With gambling problems and addiction becoming more and more prevalent, it’s crucial that the industry faces up and helps to tackle these key issues. During responsible gambling week, the gambling industry will help promote and raise awareness of these three key points:

  • How to gamble responsibly
  • The tools that are available to help people gamble responsibly
  • The ways you can get advice and support to help tackle problem gambling

What Goes On During Responsible Gambling Week?

Throughout the year, venues and websites, including our own, will provide information regarding responsible gambling. During this week-long initiative, that information will be far more visible, with all the tools and options to help monitor your gambling coming to the forefront.

A range of promotional material with key information has been made available to all supporting venues and websites, including myracing, and aim to highlight these key points:

  • Ask questions about gambling behaviour
  • Highlight the five key behaviours of responsible gambling
  • Provide the details of how to obtain support and information
  • Showcase the Responsible Gambling Week website and social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are all @RGWeek19

Throughout the week, you’ll find gambling venues, including bookmakers, having leaflets, posters and banners in the premises that promote responsible gambling week. This should help encourage discussions about a difficult topic, as well as reminding people on how they can gamble responsibly.

If you’d like to know more about responsible gambling and how to obtain resources, staff working at gambling venues and online will be points of contact for you.

Workshops And Training Sessions During Responsible Gambling Week

GamCare and YGAM, two leading charities who provide support and guidance around gambling, will be running workshops and training sessions throughout RG19. These will be focused on parents and those working with young people, including those in the teaching sector, youth workers and health professionals.

These sessions will provide information which can help young people understand the risks associated with gambling, and the choices they can make to keep gambling responsible, including the tools that are available.

Please Gamble Responsibly