Responsible Gaming Education Week Begins
Posted on August 08, 2014 at 12:08pm
This week will mark the 17th Responsible Gaming Education Week, an annual event to remind the gaming industry and public about the importance of responsible gaming. The American Gaming Association (AGA) is using this week to get the message out that gaming and gambling are best when undertaken responsibly. It will be running its “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” campaign throughout the rest of the year with the aim of teaching organisations, employees and the general public about responsible gaming.
The AGA will use its “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” campaign to deliver information and resources to companies in the industry to promote safe and responsible gaming as part of a wider objective for social responsibility. CEO of the AGA Geoff Freeman stated, “Our industry takes problem gambling seriously and commits millions of dollars each year to raise awareness among our employees, who watch for signs of problem gambling, and our patrons, to help them game responsibly.”
Founded in 1998, Responsible Gaming Education Week aims to create a greater awareness of problem gambling and seeks to combat it. The AGA recognises that problem gambling is an issue that can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, income or social background. Programs such as Responsible Gaming Education Week and the “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” campaign are useful in educating not just the gambling public but the non-gambling audiences, too. To find out more about gaming and gambling online in Canada (and around the world), check out our Online Gambling Advice for Canadians.