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Responsible gambling messages to be included for entirety of all TV ads under new rules

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The IGRG today announced a further enhancement to the Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising.   It requires that throughout each television advert a responsible gambling message or a reference to www.begambleaware.org will appear. The provision will come into force at the end of June 2018. The Code was originally produced in 2007. It was followed by second and third editions in...

Industry leaders await Responsible Gambling Week independent evaluation

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  Thanking operators and staff for their participation, industry trade bodies bacta and the Bingo Association await a formal review regarding the impact of Responsible Gambling Week.   Following reports of a successful awareness campaign from the frontline, bacta and the Bingo Association are awaiting an independent evaluation regarding the impact of Responsible Gambling Week due in mid-November. John White, CEO of bacta,...

Responsible Gambling Week: Sparking informed conversations

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Coinslot sits down with John Hagan, chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, to discuss the group’s campaign to raise awareness of responsible gambling ahead the subject’s dedicated week from 12-18 October.   Coinslot: What inspired the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) to launch Responsible Gambling Week? John Hagan: The industry works tirelessly to promote responsible gambling - it...

Betting shop staff ill-trained to take on problem gambling, report says

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Betting shops are failing to properly train staff to spot problem gamblers and may even be encouraging losses, a report commissioned by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has said.   The report comes before the government unveils its triennial review of the gambling industry later this month, which is expected to take on FOBTs. In was has been described...

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