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RGEW 2013 is Here: Help us Encourage Responsible Gaming

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 5, 2013

Today marks the first day of the 16th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), a joint initiative by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and the American Gaming Association (AGA) to promote responsible gaming. This year’s theme, “How Do You Say Responsible Gaming?” promotes the message that no matter what language gaming employees and customers speak, it is important that they all understand responsible gaming.

RGEW was developed in 1998 as part of the Responsible Gaming National Education Campaign, a long-term, comprehensive program spearheaded by the AGA. RGEW is designed to heighten awareness of responsible gaming and gambling disorders among employees, customers and the general public.

In anticipation of this year’s RGEW, the AGA and the NCRG released new responsible gaming videos. The NCRG’s video is titled “What is a Gambling Disorder?”  and explains in simple language the science that informs our understanding of gambling disorders. The AGA’s “What Are the Odds?” video illustrates the house advantage inherent in all casino games and demonstrates how America’s favorite game – the slot machine – actually works.

For this year’s RGEW, the NCRG and AGA are making several of our most popular responsible gaming brochures available for the first time in French, Korean, traditional Chinese and Vietnamese—in addition to English and Spanish. (We’ll tell you more about these brochures in blog post later this week!)

The NCRG will be sharing several of its responsible gaming resources throughout the week – so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can read more about RGEW 2013 here. 

Please join us this week—and every week—to encourage responsible gaming! 

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