Recap: European Safer Gambling Week, 1-7 November 2021
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), and its partners, organised the inaugural European Safer Gambling Week (ESGW) on 1-7 November 2021. The theme of this first ESGW was “Fostering a Stronger Culture of Safer Gambling in Europe”.
ESGW is an annual cross-industry initiative to promote safer gambling in Europe and was organised for the first time by EGBA in conjunction with supporting national online gambling associations.
The aim of ESGW is to raise awareness of safer gambling between customers, gambling companies, regulatory authorities and the wider public and to share knowledge and information about the existing regulations for safer gambling, the tools available to promote safer gambling, tips on how to gamble more safely, the latest research, and much more.
In this first year, ESGW content had over 300,000 views across social media.
ESGW coincided with a number of local safer gambling weeks, particularly in Ireland, Malta and the UK, and a series of online events took place across various European countries. These events were free to attend, and you can find more information and view them below.
|Date||Time||Topic and information||Organiser||Country||Register / Watch|
|10.00 – 11.00 CET||Using technology advancement to better manage Responsible Gambling||AOJND||Romania||Recording not available|
|14.00 – 15:30 CET||Operator best practice – safer gambling initiatives in 2021||Safer Gambling Week/EGR||UK||Watch|
|14.00 – 15.30 CET||UK safer gambling charity updates||Safer Gambling Week/EGR||UK||Watch|
|16.00 – 16.30 CET||BOS launches #Spelbranschen podcast, Episode #1, on industry responsibility||BOS||Sweden||Listen|
|10.00 – 10.20 CET||Addressing Harmful Gambling Revenue – Kindred’s journey to 0%||Kindred||Malta||Watch|
|10.25 – 10.40 CET||Explainable Persuasion for More Informed Play with Kindred||Kindred||Malta||Watch|
|10.45 – 11.05||Research on Product Risks with Kindred||Kindred||Malta||Watch|
|11.00 – 11.45 CET||Consumer protection and online gambling: an overview of the regulations in various EU countries||EGBA||EU||Watch|
|14.00 – 15.30 CET||A spotlight on new safer gambling research||Safer Gambling Week/EGR||UK||Watch|
|11.00 – 11.15 CET||RG Week with Betsson Group’s Eduards Jakubovs – Head of Responsible Gaming||Betsson||Malta||Watch|
|14.30 – 15.00 CET||BOS launches #Spelbranschen podcast, Episode #2, on responsible gambling research||BOS||Sweden||Listen|
|17.00 – 18.00 CET||Responsible gambling tools and their impact on consumer behavior||APAJO||Portugal||Watch|
|10.00 – 11.00 CET||Safer Gambling Week Live from Gaming Malta||iGEN||Malta||Watch|
|11.00 – 12.00 CET||Artificial Intelligence and online gambling: What are the opportunities and challenges for safer gambling?||EGBA||EU||Watch|
- AOJND – Asociația Organizatorilor de Jocuri de Noroc la Distanță (Romania)
- APAJO – Associação Portuguesa de Apostas e Jogos Online (Portugal)
- BAGO – Belgian Association of Gaming Operators (Belgium)
- BGC – Betting and Gaming Council (UK)
- Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (Sweden)
- EGBA – European Gaming and Betting Association (EU)
- iGEN – iGaming European Network (Malta)
- IBA – Irish Bookmakers Association (Ireland)
- JDigital – Asociación Española de Juego Digital (Spain)
- LIAB – Latvijas interaktīvo azartspēļu biedrības (Latvia)
- NOGA – Netherlands Online Gambling Association (Netherlands)