Girls, let’s talk about safer gambling!
Safer Gambling Week 2022 officially started on October 17, which means this entire week is dedicated to the promotion of safe gaming practices across the industry. Casino Chick, a devoted promoter of responsible gaming, is here to bring key insights and takeaways from this week’s events.
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The Safer Gambling Week is an annual week-long campaign event for the promotion of safer gambling across the UK and Ireland. It’s a cross-industry effort, where dozens of licenced gambling brands and companies from various sectors come together to spread awareness and encourage responsible gaming across the industry.
In the past, the campaign was known as Responsible Gaming Week, but since 2020, the event is known as Safer Gaming Week. This year, Safer Gambling Week 2022 takes place from October 17 to October 23. You can learn more about the event by visiting the official Safer Gambling website and popular social media channels.
The main goal of the campaign is the protection of players and the prevention of gambling harm. Through the campaign, participants spread awareness about potential harm and educate players on where to seek help.
Every year, the campaign has the same goal: raise awareness in the hopes of reducing gambling-related harms and problem gambling among players. Women, as well as men, are affected, which is why we think restating the main SGWeek messages is paramount:
Money management is a vital part of your gambling experience, which is why setting betting limits can often save you from a lot of trouble down the road. According to the official statement by SGWeek, 400,000 betting limits are set each month.
Furthermore, Casino Chicks have repeated many times that casino games are not a source of income! Gambling is supposed to be fun, not profitable. If you start playing for wins instead of fun, please consult experts for advice and guidance.
Moreover, if you feel like the thrills are gone and you are no longer having fun, please consider taking a break. Step away for a breather and regroup. And lastly, don’t forget that gambling affects your family as well. If you feel like not everything is perfect, please think of your loved ones and reach out for help.
Not many studies consider women when studying gaming, let alone online gambling. That’s why us girls need to be there for each other and protect each other’s backs.
Our resourceful girlies have already made a comprehensive guide for women in gambling where we investigated the current situation of female gambling (and female problem gambling). We made sure to include tools and services you can use to protect yourself against gambling harm. There’s a list of important gambling helplines and organisations that you can reach out to at any time.
However, if you live in the UK or Ireland, here are some useful numbers to save for the future:
Girls, don’t hesitate to use the numbers if you feel like you or your loved ones are in any kind of danger!
If you want to learn more about safer gambling, we highly recommend visiting our Responsible Gaming page and checking out our top safe gambling tips there. If you want, you can also visit directly the Safer Gambling website and other important organisations participating in SGWeek 2022.
You can also take a look at SGWeek’s promo video below:
Angie is the Lead Editor at Casino Chick, specializing in helping women find their place in this male-dominated industry. She is a powerful leader with positive energy and a can-do attitude that inspires others to succeed. In her free time, she likes to go on walks, spend time with her husband, and dream about making pottery.