Our members are absolutely committed to Safer Gambling Week. Safer gambling is at the heart of everything they do.
SAFER GAMBLING WEEK
Safer Gambling Week is a cross-industry initiative to promote safer gambling in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Taking place on 17-23 October 2022, the event is organised by the Betting and Gaming Council, Bacta, the Lotteries Council and the Bingo Association. It highlights the safeguards put in place by the regulated industry - in stark contrast to the unlicensed black market.
The week will see a blitz of safer gambling messages online and in land-based venues to spark a nationwide conversation about responsible gambling.
The new Safer Gambling Week website encourages people to talk and take action to bet responsibly. It poses a series of questions to consider and outlines how to use safer gambling tools such as setting time and deposit limits and how to self-exclude from gambling.
This annual event is now in its fifth year. Results from 2021 were impressive with a 17% increase in the use of safer gambling tools.
Michael Dugher, CEO, said “BGC members demonstrate their commitment to safer gambling every day through initiatives such as strict ID and age verification checks and the whistle-to-whistle ban on TV betting commercials during live sport. Safer Gambling Week is another effective tool to protect and empower our customers and we look forward to working with colleagues across the licensed industry to ensure another impactful and successful week.”
SAFER GAMBLING WEEK 2022
LET’S TALK ABOUT SAFER GAMBLING CAMPAIGN
Let's talk about safer gambling.
- It's good to set yourself limits.
- Gambling is not a way to make money.
- It’s good to take a break.
- Friends and family are more important than gambling.
Safer gambling tools:
Safer Gambling Week website
NATIONAL GAMBLING HELPLINE
0808 8020 133
Available FREE 24 hours a day, every day.