Responsible Gaming Education Week Kicks Off This WeekPublished August 6, 2014 by Elana K
During the 17th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week, taking place this week, the American Gaming Association encourages the gaming industry and the public to "Get to Know Responsible Gaming."
This week marks the 17th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week, and the American Gaming Association (AGA) is using it to encourage both the gaming industry and the public sector to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming.”
The “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” campaign will continue throughout the year with the goal of educating patrons and employees about responsible gaming. The AGA will deliver specialized resources to member companies to use throughout the year in order to promote responsible gaming as well as social responsibility.
Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA commented, “Our industry takes problem gambling seriously and commits millions of dollars each year to raise awareness among our employees, who watch for signs of problem gambling, and our patrons, to help them game responsibly.”
Responsible Gaming Education Week was founded in 1998 with the express goal of creating an awareness of the issue of problem gambling, and providing resources to combat it.
The Typical Gambler
A recent survey conducted by political pollsters Mark Mellman and Glen Bolger found that the typical American gambler is middle class and spends less than $200 during a casino/site visit. While this demographic might not seem especially prone to gambling addiction, the AGA still recognizes that this is an issue that can affect anyone, regardless of race or income-level. As such, it creates opportunities such as Responsible Gaming Education Week to educate both the gambling and non-gambling audiences of America.
About the AGA
The AGA was founded in 1995 with the goal of promoting a better understanding of the American gaming industry through education and advocacy. The AGA works hand-in-hand with the general public, elected officials and member companies in order to bring their goal to fruition. Today, the AGA addresses issues such as federal taxation, internet gambling, and travel and tourism.