Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 9th – 15th of September.
The week is an annual event that brings together gambling operators, government in policy and regulation and those working in treatment and support services to increase awareness of the risky nature of gambling and gambling harm in the Territory community.
The week is an opportunity and a shared responsibility for generating community awareness of the risks and harms associated with gambling and treatment and support options that are available for people and families who experience harm.
Everyone has a role to play in understanding what ‘responsible gambling’ looks like across the changing gambling landscape. It is not only about the individual and their responsible gambling it is also about the responsible provision of gambling which requires government and the gambling industry to ensure participation in gambling happens in a way that actively works to reduce risk and harm from gambling.
This theme for this year is – dumb things I believed. It is about people having conversations about the dumb things they believed about gambling and looking at their own thinking about gambling. It is about encouraging community discussion about gambling harm and why it matters. Talking about gambling harm makes it okay and therefore easier for people experiencing harm to reach out for support.
Everyone is encouraged to take part in the week, pubs, clubs and online sports betting agencies here in the NT will be promoting the campaign throughout the week and anyone can share the campaign on social media. Talking and sharing can reduce shame in seeking support.
What’s the dumb things you believed?