Middlesbrough Football Club has launched its support for Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public campaign to trigger a national discussion about what it means to play responsibly.
Boro’s help will include publishing information on #RGWeek19 throughout the week on the club website and social channels, outlining the five main responsible habits of gambling:
- 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 broader campaign has also attracted support from the English Football League and Sky Bet, which will devote advertising space in match-day programmes, on large screens and across their social channels.
Lead by the Responsible Gambling Industry Group, which includes all gambling trade associations, and the Irish Bookmakers Association, Responsible Gambling Week 2019, which runs from 7 November to 13 November, is part of a year-round commitment to encouraging healthier gambling.
Over 120,000 people are taking part in thousands of gambling venues and online sites, and this marks the second year in a row that Premier League and English Football League clubs are taking part.
The goal is to initiate a national conversation on safer gambling, highlighting the tools, advice and assistance available to customers, as well as the initiatives that operators are taking 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.”