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Global Regulatory Awards Win for Safer Gambling Week

Deborah Roil, of the Industry Group for Safer Gambling (IGRG) and Safer Gambling Week champion won the Compliance Outstanding Achievement award at the third annual Global Regulatory Awards. 

Deborah was given the award for her role as project manager and champion of Safer Gambling Week and for its success in 2018, which encompassed more than 12,000 gambling venues and online sites, involved 120,000 employees across Great Britain and created around 20 million impressions on social media.

Leading football clubs and racecourses also took part, promoting safer gambling messages through their own channels and reaching new audiences. 

The 3rd Global Regulatory Awards took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 1st May and were hosted by actor and comedian Stephen Mangan. The outstanding achievement Award is presented to an individual who has implemented industry-leading compliance initiatives in 2018-2019. The Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts and honour people working in a constantly changing regulatory landscape, who demonstrate a dedication to trustworthy gambling but rarely receive the plaudits they deserve. 

Deborah Roil said: “I am honoured to have received this award, on behalf of everyone in the industry who worked so hard to make the 2018 campaign a success. The objective is to trigger a national conversation about responsible gambling and, with the support of the trade associations and operators, I have no doubt we will make the 2019 campaign even bigger and better”. 

John Hagan, chairman of the IGRG, said: “During Safer Gambling Week, operators want to reach not only their customers, but also their families and friends and the wider community. The IGRG is hoping to work with a broad range of groups, including charities, local authorities and information services, to ensure we connect with the widest possible audience. We want to find new ways of making this an open and inclusive conversation”. 

Safer Gambling Week 2019 will take place from 7th – 13th November. Information about RG Week 2019 will be made available online at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RGWeek19. #RGWeek19

May 2019