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Safer Gambling Week kicks off in the UK this week

Backed by the likes of the Betting and Gaming Council, Bacta and the Lotteries Council and bingo Association, the fifth year of Safer Gambling Week has taken off in the UK. The event, this year held between the 17th to the 23rd of October, aims to raise awareness of responsible gambling and gaming harm as well as support systems in place to aid those issues.

“Safer Gambling Week once again allows the industry to showcase its year-round commitment to safer gambling,” said John White, CEO of Bacta. “It also brings customer focus to the tools that are available to them if they in any way feel their gambling is becoming problematic.

“Those tools continue to grow as we learn more about safer gambling and form part of our ambition to cement social responsibility at the heart of our offer to the consumer.”

Michael Dugher, CEO of the BGC, said that the week is an opportunity to showcase how the regulated sector supports responsible gambling.

“We know that at 0.2%, rates of problem gambling have fallen and are low by international comparisons, which is welcome news, but Safer Gambling Week is further evidence of the regulated industry’s determination to keep raising standards,” said Dugher. “Safer Gambling Week is about showcasing safer gambling tools – like timeouts and deposit limits – that exist in the regulated industry to ensure that the millions of people who enjoy a regular flutter continue to do so in a safe and responsible environment.”

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