Packed Schedule for First European Safer Gambling Week
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has announced that the first European Safer Gambling Week (ESGW) will be taking place from 1 to 7 November 2021. The inaugural edition of the week has been given the theme “Fostering a Stronger Culture of Safer Gambling in Europe”.
The organizers of ESGW are hoping to improve awareness of safer gambling amongst players, gambling operators, regulatory authorities, and the wider public. They will be providing platforms for knowledge and information sharing so that people can be educated about the existing regulations dealing with safer gambling and the tools that exist to aid with it, as well as exchange tips and research about safe gambling.
The ESGW has been timed to coincide with a number of local safer gambling weeks, particularly in Ireland and the UK, and it will include a number of webinars being hosted in various European countries. The webinars are free to attend, and anyone interested may sign up.
For instance, on Monday 1 November, there will be a talk on Gambling in Sweden during COVID-19. Other webinar topics will include:
- Consumer protection and online gambling: an overview of the regulation of EU countries – a follow-up study
- Responsible gambling tools and their impact on consumer behavior
- Building a safer gambling industry
- Artificial Intelligence and online gambling: What are the opportunities and challenges for safer gambling?
There are several associations supporting the ESGW from a variety of countries. They include:
- AOJND – Asociația Organizatorilor de Jocuri de Noroc la Distanță (Romania)
- APAJO – Associação Portuguesa de Apostas e Jogos Online (Portugal)
- BAGO – Belgian Association of Gaming Operators (Belgium)
- BGC – Betting and Gaming Council (UK)
- Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (Sweden)
- EGBA – European Gaming and Betting Association (EU)
- iGEN – iGaming European Network (Malta)
- IBA – Irish Bookmakers Association (Ireland)
- JDigital – Asociación Española de Juego Digital (Spain)
- LIAB – Latvijas interaktīvo azartspēļu biedrības (Latvia)
- NOGA – Netherlands Online Gambling Association (Netherlands)