RGT to be Showcased at ICE 2016Published January 17, 2016 by Lee R
Integrating the best of land and online casino growth promises huge benefits to attendees.
Leading UK gaming charity Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has confirmed significant participation at the February ICE exhibition in London's Excel Center.
One of the leading UK charities in the fight to minimise gambling-related harm will use ICE as the venue to release its Annual Report, introduce its GambleAware brand on a large scale and showcase the world-leading research, harm prevention and treatment work underway which is being funded by voluntary donations from the gambling industry.
RGT Chief Exec Marc Etches characterised the ICE exhibition as “an invaluable opportunity” to raise RGT's profile with an ambitious programme over the next three years which will utilize this forum as an industry reminder of the importance of contributions to support their work.
RGT has established an ideal rate of 0.1% for contributions from the Gross Gambling Yield. If each operator can honor those guidelines, this amount should top out at around £9 million per annum according to Gambling Commission statistics. For the current year, RGT currently expects to receive roughly £6.3 million in donations in for this fiscal year, excluding the National Lottery.
ICE Marketing Director Jo Mayer asserted her certainty that "ICE shows the gambling industry at its very best.” She further pointed out that the iGaming industry is actually the first to embrace and deploy advances in technology which can play a “pivotal role” in the development of many national and regional economies while maintaining “a strong commitment to social responsibility.”
The B2B ICE Totally Gaming is particularly important to the industry because it brings together the online and offline gaming sectors, and emphasizes the specialized innovations in casino, betting, bingo, lottery, mobile, online and street sectors. ICE Totally Gaming also reveals the hottest area of hottest growth in land-based, online and mobile gaming courtesy and is an opportunity for all iGaming professionals not to be missed.