Crewe Alexandra will be supporting the national Responsible Gambling Week, an industry-wide campaign to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly. We advise all our supporters over the age of 18 to have fun with gambling but please only risk what you can afford! Please always bet responsibly.
#RGWeek18 will take place from November 1st– 7th under the slogan ‘Let’s Talk about Responsible Gambling’ and this marks the first year that EFL clubs are participating.
Crewe Alexandra support will be sharing social media posts throughout the week detailing the five key responsible gambling behaviours:
1. Only spend what you can afford
2. Set your limits for time and money
3. Gambling is not the answer to any problem
4.Gambling when angry or upset is not a good idea
5. Gambling shouldn’t interfere with your personal relationships
The event is being organised by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), which through its member trade associations, encompasses all sectors of the gambling industry: online, amusement arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers and casinos.
#RGWeek18 also includes Ireland for the first time, where the campaign will be supported by more than 800 bookmakers, and by the Arcades Association, the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland, Horse Racing Ireland and the Irish Greyhound and Horse Racing Tote.
At the gambling venues, responsible gambling literature will be available to customers, designed to trigger conversations about how to keep gambling fun and safe.
Customers who need further help or information will be signposted to GambleAware, an independent charity which funds research, education and treatment, and is supporting Responsible Gambling Week.
Among the initiatives taking place during the week, are a series of free training sessions for teachers, community workers and other professionals who work with young people.
More than 127,000 staff at around 11,000 gambling venues and online sites in the UK and Ireland will take part in Responsible Gambling Week, triggering a national conversation with customers and their friends and families about what it means to gamble responsibly.
The theme of the week is ͚Let͛s Talk About Responsible Gambling͛ and practical advice will be shared through social media channels to ensure responsible gambling messages reach the widest possible audience. This is the second year of Responsible Gambling Week, following the inaugural Week in 2017.
To find out more visit: www.responsiblegamblingweek.org