Get ready, folks! Safer Gambling Week is approaching, set to take place from November 13th to 19th this year. This annual event, organised by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), Bacta, The Lotteries Council, and The Bingo Association, brings together the gambling industry to emphasise the importance of responsible gambling practices and raise awareness about the available tools to help customers stay in control.
A Resounding Success: Last Year’s Safer Gambling Week
Last year’s Safer Gambling Week was highly successful, with 200,000 accounts setting deposit limits throughout the month. This number represented a significant increase of 12.5% compared to the previous year. Additionally, the campaign generated an impressive 30 million impressions across popular social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
With great enthusiasm, Michael Dugher, the chief executive of the BGC, eagerly anticipates the upcoming campaign, underscoring the industry’s steadfast commitment to upholding low problem gambling rates. Dugher emphasised the significance of Safer Gambling Week, stating that it has evolved into a fundamental event within the industry. Dugher’s words reflect the industry’s dedication to creating a safer gambling environment and fostering responsible gambling practices.
Prioritising Player Protection
The resounding success of Safer Gambling Week serves as a testament to the gambling industry’s unwavering commitment to combating gambling addiction. John White, the chief executive of Bacta, highlighted the profound emphasis on player protection demonstrated through this initiative. White expressed his satisfaction, stating, “Safer Gambling lies at the heart of our daily operations at Bacta. I am pleased to share that we are consistently making significant strides in delivering a safer gambling experience and continually lowering the number of individuals facing gambling-related issues to unprecedented lows.”
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Spotlight on Responsible Gambling: Ensuring an Enjoyable Experience
Safer Gambling Week shines a light on the extensive measures and robust processes implemented to guarantee that low stake, low prize gambling continues to be a pleasurable pastime for countless individuals throughout the nation. This collaborative initiative aims to establish an environment where responsible gambling takes centre stage, ensuring that participants can engage in gambling activities without encountering adverse outcomes.
Empowering Players: Tools and Resources for Responsible Gambling
Throughout this dedicated week, players can anticipate a wide range of resources and valuable information tailored to their needs. Safer gambling tools, including deposit limits, time-outs, and self-exclusion options, will receive extensive promotion. These empowering tools provide players with the ability to take charge of their gambling habits, enabling them to make well-informed decisions regarding their gameplay. Additionally, Safer Gambling Week plays a crucial role in raising awareness about the support services and helplines available to individuals who may seek assistance or guidance concerning gambling-related concerns.
Making a Difference: Creating a Safe and Enjoyable Gambling Environment
So mark your calendars for 13th to 19th November and join the industry in celebrating Safer Gambling Week. Let’s continue to prioritise player protection, promote responsible gambling, and ensure that everyone can enjoy the thrill of gambling in a safe and controlled manner. Together, we can make a difference and create a gambling environment that fosters enjoyment and safeguards the well-being of players.