By Yvonne Greenwood | Expected reading time 1 min

An initiative launched by Safer Gambling UK, has seen hundreds of online and land-based gambling companies dedicate a week to the promotion of safer gambling in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Safer Gambling Week 2020 (SG Week) promotion is currently calling upon all gambling bodies to advertise and promote safer gambling in the UK and Ireland.

The campaign is being led by the gambling industry in order to create a conversation with customers, staff and the public about safer gambling.

All the major players in the UK and Irish gambling industry are taking part including, amusement arcades, bingo clubs, land-based casinos, online casinos and bookmakers.

Some land-based gambling venues have opened their doors and are undertaking special events during the week. Online companies are promoting Safer Gambling Week to their audiences via banner ads and pop-ups. Gambling companies are also using their social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to promote the event.

A number of English football clubs have also pledged their support. Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers advertised YGAM on their shirts at the weekend.

SAFER GAMBLING WEEK WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING SESSIONS

Leading gambling awareness charities, including GamCare and YGAM are running workshops and training sessions throughout SG Week. These sessions will focus on parents and those working with young people including teachers, youth workers and health professionals.

The sessions are expected to be able to provide vital information and knowledge so that young people can better understand the risks associated with gambling.

If you would like further information regarding SG Week workshops, click here.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

If you would like to get involved in SG Week 2020, or if you have any questions relating to the campaign, you can email any queries to the Safe Gambling UK website – get involved.

Safer Gambling Week is running from 19th – 25th November 2020.