It’s Responsible Gaming Education Week and the American Gaming Association wants everyone to play it safe.
Responsible Gaming Education Week was created in 1998 by the American Gaming Association. It is held the first full week of every August. Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) is held to remind everyone to play responsibly. It promotes responsible gaming nationwide and encourages people to learn more about playing safe.
The American Gaming Association (AGA) believes education is important when promoting responsible gambling or gaming. RGEW gives gaming and lottery corporations an opportunity to educate employees and players on safe gaming. It helps increase awareness of gambling disorders, and gives an outlet for lottery players to learn more about problem gambling.
Responsible Gaming Education Week sponsors industry-wide initiatives each year. These focus on a different part of responsible gaming each year including educating employees and learning more about how to seek help for addiction. RGEW is a chance for gaming employees and patrons to come together to make sure everyone can enjoy the games in a safe, responsible manner.
The AGA is committed to providing fun, safe ways for patrons of lotteries, casinos, race tracks, and other gambling outlets to play. They encourage knowing how to protect yourself when you play, and how to protect yourself if you win.
For more information on the American Gaming Association’s Responsible Gaming Education Week, check out their website. Look out for awareness initiatives and events in your area.