The American Gaming Association urges the public to take time and “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” during the Responsible Gaming Education Week being held yearly for the 17th year. This campaign is aimed to educate employees and patrons throughout the year regarding responsible gaming. To promote the message of responsible gaming effectively including social responsibility, special resources will be delivered by AGA to companies. The CEO and president of AGA, Geoff Freeman, said in a statement that gambling problems are taken seriously in the industry and each year, over a million dollars is being allocated for promoting awareness among the employees who are responsible for watching out for the problem gambling signs and to the players to aid them to gain responsibility.
This year marks the 17th year since it was founded in the year 1998, Responsible Gaming Education Week, has been active in combating and raising awareness about the issue of gambling problems. Glen Bolger and Mark Mellman, who are both political pollsters, conducted a survey recently about the identity of a gambler. The results yielded that spending lower than $200 during a visit in a casino or website and living a middle class life describes a typical gambler in America. The AGA still knows that anyone can be affected by the issue of problem gambling without any regard to socioeconomic status or race though the survey demographic showed those less prone for gambling addiction.
In order to eliminate and prevent gamblers and non-gamblers from having the problem, it is important for the AGA to conduct education session such as this Responsible Gaming Education Week for better opportunities. The body that organized this initiative is the American Gaming Association that has been up and running since 1995. Their main objective is to let the American gaming industry get a firm understanding through advocacy and education. Member companies, elected officials, and the general public are all partners of the AGA in order to make their goal efficient and effective. Other issues being dealt with by the AGA today include travel and tourism, internet gambling, and federal taxation among them.