Lawmakers and regulator comment as Safer Gambling Week starts in the UK

Lawmakers and regulator comment as Safer Gambling Week starts in the UK

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  • Matthew Nicholson, Gambling Insider
October 17, 2022 5:07 PM
  • Matthew Nicholson, Gambling Insider

The UK’s Safer Gambling Week has kicked off, running from 17 to 23 October, and aims to increase awareness of problem gambling across the nation.

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Last year, the campaign led to a 17% increase in the use of safer gambling tools and deposit limits following the week, compared to the previous four-week average, according to the Betting & Gaming Council (BGC).

Damian Collins MP, DCMS Parliamentary Under-Secretary, said at the start of the 2022 campaign: “We support the industry coming together to champion safer gambling and highlight the resources available to help reduce harmful gambling.

“We are working quickly to finalise details of a gambling white paper to make sure the rules governing the industry are fit for the digital age.”