UK, Ireland: Betting and Gaming Council, BACTA and Bingo Association support Safer Gaming Week
Safer Gambling Week for responsible gambling will run from 19 to 25 November with the support of all members of the Betting and Gaming Council of Great Britain and Ireland.
Customer protection initiative
Safer Gambling Week commenced November 19 and will take until Wednesday of next week. The initiative, which is supported by all members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Betting and Gaming w United Kingdom i Ireland , supports safe gambling and aims to discuss how to handle gambling responsibly with customers, businesses and organisations.
UK and Irish gaming industry players, including slot machines, bingo clubs, bookmakers and casino operators, as well as online betting companies have pledged to support this annual event.
The event is hosted by Betting and Gaming Council, British Amusement Catering Trade Association (BACTA) and Bingo Association together with its partners Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and GamCare, national charities that support gambling.
In an article for iGaming Business, Daniel Bliss, director of external affairs at YGAM, said protecting customers should be a priority for the gaming industry, especially during a pandemic.
Investors, companies and government agencies need to focus on supporting problem gamblers and others affected. The UK and Ireland now offer a number of recognised resource networks for the prevention, treatment and recovery of problem gambling, as well as research into the impact of gambling based on gender, age, lifestyle and social circumstances.
YGAM is an educational charity founded by people affected by gambling and partnered with the Betting and Gaming Council during Safer Gambling Week. The organisation provides tools and resources to better understand and combat the negative impact of gambling on young people. Mr Bliss said he believed operators could improve player protection measures by examining the harms of gambling through experiential data.
YGAM launches educational programs
Along with Betknowmore, YGAM has launched training z safer gambling for casinos and sports betting operators to promote this week.
It is a "digital education program that provides gambling industry employees with specialized online training to strengthen player protection standards and effectively protect consumers from gambling-related harm," Bliss said. "The resource was developed using a methodology known as" flipped learning "derived from Neuroscience research on how the brain learns."
The digital training programme has received funding from various 'regulatory arrangements' and is in line with the latest LCCP requirements Commission for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Gambling.
Mr. Bliss said YGAM is working to implement a "Youth Gambling Harm Prevention Program" with partner GamCare and with the support of Betting and Gaming Council members.
The organization's teams are working to accelerate the development of educational resources and train more people during the lockout, as the current situation calls for increased efforts to protect players.
New safe gambling initiatives in the UK
Football Index will donate £5,000 to support the work done by the charity. The regulation gaming platform launched a new Gambling Awareness Initiative with Nottingham Forest Football Club earlier this year, which focuses on educating local football fans and promoting safe gambling practices.
YGAM is also working with the National Union for Students (NUS), which currently represents around seven million students, on protecting young people affected by Covid-19. Their new Student Hub website aims to support students to enjoy university life, away from the problems associated with gambling.