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Responsible Gambling Week

5 November 2018

Crystal Palace FC is proud to support Responsible Gambling Week, the largest industry-wide campaign to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly.

The campaign is taking place this week (1st – 7th November 2018) under the slogan ‘Let’s Talk about Responsible Gambling’ and is supported by leading gambling charities, GambleAware, GamCare and Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM).

Crystal Palace FC promoted the campaign during its home match against Arsenal on Sunday October 28th and also through its social channels.

The key messages of the campaign are:

  • Set your limits for time and money
  • Only spend what you can afford
  • Gambling is not the answer to any problem
  • Gambling when angry or upset is not a good idea
  • Gambling shouldn’t interfere with your personal relationships

The event is being organised by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), which through its member trade associations, encompasses all sectors of the gambling industry: online, amusement arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers and casinos.

Barry Webber, Crystal Palace FC commercial director, said: “As a Premier League club, we recognise our responsibility to help promote safe and responsible gambling. We were the first Premier League club to form a partnership with GambleAware, and we are committed to spreading messages about responsible gambling to the widest possible audience”.

John Hagan, Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, said: “We’re delighted that Crystal Palace FC will be supporting Responsible Gambling Week. As an industry we are dedicated, year-round to promoting responsible gambling, but what makes Responsible Gambling Week special is the opportunity for gambling operators from every sector to unite behind the same message and engage in a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly. The engagement and support of football clubs is enormously helpful in highlighting the week.”

Jon Collins, Director of ManBetX, CPFC’s shirt sponsor said: “ManBetX are committed to helping people gamble responsibly and welcome the club’s involvement with Responsible Gambling Week. As the official shirt sponsor of Crystal Palace FC, we have an added degree of responsibility to support those who offer help and free advice to ensure people gamble responsibly, both within football and the wider community.”

If you are looking for help, advice or support in relation to your gambling, please go to: BeGambleAware.org or contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.


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