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The Gambling Commission is pleased to see an industry led initiative aimed at raising awareness of responsible gambling.

Running from today until 18 October the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling event will see more than 10,000 gambling venues and websites in Britain taking part.

The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘let’s talk about responsible gambling’ and its aim is to ensure consumers understand what tools are available to keep gambling safe, including  knowing where to find help and support for those needing it.

Sarah Harrison, Gambling Commission chief executive, said: “Problem gambling can have a devastating impact not only on those who are gambling but also on their friends, family and communities.

“It is imperative that gambling operators meet their obligations and take every step to ensure gambling is safe so we're pleased to see the industry coming together to raise awareness of responsible gambling."

The Commission offers advice on safer gambling and the measures it insists operators take to protect consumers.


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Journalists can contact our press office on 0121 230 6700 or email: communications@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Posted on 12 October 2017