Inaugural Responsible Gambling Week Kicks Off

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Oct 13, 2017

Industry Group for Responsible Gambling initiative supported by more than 10,000land and online gambling venues

The first Responsible Gambling Week organised by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) starts today (Thursday), encouraging awareness and conversation around the issue of problem gambling and how to avoid or ameliorate its impact.

Wide use had been made of the Responsible Gambling Week video, which can be viewed here:

along with other publicity drives.

The IGRG claims that over 10,000 land and online venues have supported the week-long campaign, with more than 120,000 gambling firm employees briefed on the subject in general and the week in particular.

Participating companies are deploying relevant posters, leaflets and banners, while online operators are using informative pop-ups and social media activity to ensure their players are better informed on responsible gambling.

Problem gambling charity GamCare is running information points and internet chat rooms throughout the UK on the topic, along with information on available responsible gambling tools for players.

From Monday October 16 a live Twitter feed will be available where experts from the gambling industry will respond to questions between 12pm and 1pm sent to @RGWeek2017 with #RGWLive

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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