Responsible Gambling Week involves every major operator in the UK and Ireland, with more than 127,000 staff taking part at over 11,000 gambling venues and online sites and is backed by gambling charities. Tips about keeping gambling safe are being shared with customers and those who need specialist help are being referred to the charity GambleAware.
In my role as vice-chair of the All-party parliamentary group (APPG) on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals I have become more aware of the prevalence of gambling in our communities through increased television advertising of bookmakers and the ease of gaining online access to betting.
Supporting Responsible Gambling Week is an important step in highlighting tips about keeping gambling safe are being shared with customers and those who need specialist help are being referred to the charity GambleAware.
If anyone is feeling their gambling is getting out of hand and suffering gambling related harm then please visit www.BeGambleAware.org or contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.