EFL and BHA sign up to support Responsible Gambling Week 2019

05 Nov 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

The EFL, Racecourse Association (RCA) and British Horseracing Authority (BHA) have all signed up to support Responsible Gambling Week 2019.

The week-long campaign aims to raise public awareness of responsible gambling and ‘trigger a national conversation’ about what it means to bet responsibly, including the promotion of only spending what you can afford, setting time limits or refraining from gambling when angry or upset.

The campaign will run from 7th November to 13th November and will see EFL clubs promote messaging in matchday programmes and on digital channels, while some non-EFL clubs will launch their own initiatives - such as the Premier League’s West Ham United whose players will wear the #RGWeek19 logo on their training tops during their league game against Newcastle United.

The RCA and BHA meanwhile, will also share messaging on digital channels and will also include Responsible Gambling Week messaging on their course-side raceday signage.

John Hagan, Chairman of Industry Group for Responsible Gambling said: “We are delighted that so many clubs and racecourses across the country will be supporting Responsible Gambling Week. We want to take the message about safer gambling even further this year, and are confident this will be our biggest campaign yet. The continued engagement and support of football clubs and racecourses is enormously helpful in highlighting the week and triggering a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly throughout the year.”