IGB ENCOURAGING AWARENESS AS RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING WEEK 2019 BEGINS

IGB ENCOURAGING AWARENESS AS RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING WEEK 2019 BEGINS

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The Irish Greyhound Board is encouraging all of its betting customers to gamble responsibly as Responsible Gambling Week 2019 gets underway.

Thousands of customers and staff at greyhound stadia nationwide will be participating during RG Week, which runs from November 7th – 13th.

The IGB joins the Irish Bookmakers Association, Horse Racing Ireland, SkyBet and several English Football League clubs in supporting the initiative.

During Responsible Gambling Week, staff at IGB-licensed stadia across Ireland will be encouraged to initiate conversations with customers about problem gambling, with messaging being prominently displayed at all venues.

Director of Tote Wagering with the Irish Greyhound Board, Joe Lewins, commented: “We’re proud to be supporting Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a very worthwhile initiative, having successfully supported last year’s campaign. We would encourage visitors to Irish greyhound tracks at all times, but particularly this week, to be very mindful of only spending what you can afford and to set limits for both time and money when gambling. Visitors to our tracks this week will notice the IGB’s commitment to responsible gambling all year round.”

CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board, Gerard Dollard, commented: “It’s very important that people are aware of not only how to gamble responsibly, but of the tools that are out there to help people to do that. The theme of the week is ‘let’s talk about gambling’, which is what staff at greyhound stadia will be available to do. The IGB Strategic Plan 2018-2022 targets competing within the betting industry as a priority for the Board. To do that, we need to demonstrate ethical responsibility and to engage with others to ensure our customers are betting responsibly.”

Tips to manage responsible gambling and contact details available for those in need of help will be published throughout the IGB’s racing programmes, through in-stadia messaging and on its social media platforms throughout RG Week 2019.