Ireland to launch Responsible Gambling Week

Ireland launch Responsible
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Following the British campaign last October, Ireland’s gambling sector has joined together to launch the nation’s first Responsible Gambling Week, which will run from 5-11 February.

 

The week is being supported by retail and online bookmakers, online casinos, racecourses and greyhound tracks, arcades, gaming clubs and the Tote under the campaign slogan ‘A great tip – know when to stop’.

Ireland’s gambling operators are set to pay a levy to help fund problem gambling treatment, research and education once the long-delayed Gambling Control Bill comes into force.

“This week marks the first Responsible Gambling Week in Ireland and the bookmaking industry is using the week to reiterate its support for the establishment of an independent regulator and the enactment of the Gambling Control Bill,” commented Irish Bookmakers Association chairperson Sharon Byrne. “Our members look forward to working productively with the regulator once legislation is passed.”

During the week operators will utilise posters, leaflets, banners and social media to raise awareness of the issue, and there will also be a reception in the Dail to brief politicians on Responsible Gambling Week and how they can assist the industry.


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