English Football League (EFL) Championship club Middlesbrough has thrown its support behind 2019’s Responsible Gambling Week.
The collaboration will see the club promote the initiative, which is seeking to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly.
Responsible Gambling Week 2019, which takes place from 7 November to 13 November with the hashtag #RGWeek19, will now benefit for the support of Boro as the club is set to publish information regarding the campaign on its club website and 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, is part of the industry’s year-round commitment to promote safer gambling.
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.”
#RGWeek19 is set to see over 120,000 staff at thousands of gambling venues and online sites take part and will also mark the second consecutive year that clubs from the Premier League and EFL take part.
This supporting role will see the EFL dedicate advertising space in match-day programmes, on big screens and across social channels throughout the week, with league sponsor SkyBet also supporting the campaign.
With the objective of #RGWeek19 being to trigger a national conversation about safer gambling by highlighting the tools, advice and help available to customers as well as the initiatives being taken by operators to promote social responsibility, Boro, along with every other campaign supporter, will be 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