Championship football club Middlesbrough has thrown its support behind Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public campaign to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly.
Boro’s support will encompass publishing information on #RGWeek19 on the club website and social channels throughout the week, detailing the five key responsible gambling behaviours:
- Only spend what you can afford.
- Set your limits for time and money.
- Gambling is not the answer to any problem.
- Gambling when angry or upset is not a good idea.
- Gambling shouldn’t interfere with your personal relationships.
The wider campaign has also attracted the support of the English Football League and Sky Bet, who will dedicate advertising space in match-day programmes, on big screens and across their social channels.
Led by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, comprised of all the gambling trade associations, and in Ireland by the Irish Bookmakers Association, Responsible Gambling Week 2019, which takes place from November 7 – November 13, is part of a year-round commitment to promote safer gambling.
In excess of 120,000 staff at thousands of gambling venues and online sites are taking part, and this marks the second consecutive year that clubs from the Premier League and English Football League are participating.
The objective is to trigger a national conversation about safer gambling, highlighting the tools, advice and help available to customers, and the initiatives being taken by operators to promote social responsibility.
John Hagan, chairman of the IGRG, commented: “We are delighted that Boro will be supporting Responsible Gambling Week. We want to take the message about safer gambling even further this year, and are confident this will be our biggest campaign yet.
“The continued engagement and support of football clubs is enormously helpful in highlighting the week, and triggering a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly throughout the year.”