Safer Gambling Week 2020: 19th – 25th November

Safer Gambling Week in 2020 begins today, on November 19th, and runs until November 25th. Led by the gambling industry, this campaign aims to help normalise conversations with customers, staff and the wider public about safer gambling.

MyRacing is in total support of Safer Gambling Week. Over all our social media, we’ll be helping the initiative by sharing information on how you can gamble responsibly. You can also find our Responsible Gambling page on site.


What’s The Main Aim Of Safer Gambling Week?

Safer Gambling Week aims to normalise the difficult conversation of safer gambling within the betting industry. Although gambling can be a fun pastime for many, it’s also very easy to let it become far more than that. There are three main aims of safer gambling week:

  • Drive awareness of how to gamble safely
  • Show the tools that are available to help people gamble safely
  • Provide sources of advice and support

What Goes On During Safer Gambling Week?

Throughout the year, venues and websites, including our own, will provide information regarding safer gambling. During this week-long initiative, however, that information will be far more visible.

Make sure you’re following @SGWeek20, who will be providing plenty of crucial safer gambling material.

All the 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 safer gambling
  • Provide the details of where and how to obtain further information and help if needed
  • Promote the Safer Gambling Week website and social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all @SGWeek20

Safer Gambling Tips

There are five main safety tips when it comes to safer gambling, and these are:

  • Only spend what you can afford to lose
  • Set your limits in advance for both time and money
  • Don’t gamble when you’re upset or angry
  • Don’t let gambling get in the way of personal relationships
  • Gambling is never the answer to a problem

If you feel you’re struggling to keep your gambling safe, then there are plenty of ways to reach out for help.

If you would like to reach out for immediate support, then GamCare have plenty of ways to be contacted:

  • By telephone – 08088020133 (Free of charge)
  • Online chat – www.gamcare.org.uk

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1st - 7th November 2021
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