The results of the Safer Gambling Week, which took place in October, were announced Wednesday by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), an industry body representing the UK gambling and betting sector. This data confirms that the initiative was a success as it shows that thousands of players have established deposit limits and social media impressions have soared.
According to the BGC, Safer Gambling Week generated 30 million impressions via Instagram and Facebook. Comparing this result to 2021’s, it marked an increase by 21%.
” Safer Gaming Week” is an annual cross-sector event that brings together the UK’s and Irish regulated gambling and gaming industries – including online gaming operators, bookmakers, bingo clubs and casinos – with charities to promote responsible and safe play.
The BGC has released a statement.
Some 200,000 accounts also set deposit limits during the Safer Gambling Week in October. Comparing this data to data from the previous year, it shows a 12.5% increase. Moreover, 60% of players who set deposit limits were doing so for the first time.
The BGC also explained that “numbers of players actively using reality check – on-screen alerts tracking the length of customers are playing – rose by astonishing 300%.”
The BGC is happy with the recent results
Michael Dugher (BGC chief executive) praised the results and acknowledged the positive effect of Safer Gambling Week. Dugher stated that the Safer Gambling Week initiative encourages gamblers to use safer tools and to benefit from licensed operators.
Dugher stated that safer gambling tools continue to gain popularity and that there are now millions of customers who can take advantage of deposit limits and time outs. BGC’s boss says that safer gambling tools are what make the regulated market stand out.
“A further sign of the industry’s commitment to maintaining high standards is the Safer Gaming Week.
Michael Dugher, chief executive officer of the BGC
Dugher also reminded the Council that black market operators and unlicensed operators don’t offer the same protections as the regulated sector. The chief executive of BGC stated that the Council looks forward to the next edition of the initiative, which will bring more success.
After recently, the UK’s gambling regulator, the Gambling Commission, released the latest results. It confirmed that there has been a decrease in the problem gaming rate. According to the watchdog, problem gambling among adults has fallen from 0.3% down to 0.2%.