American Gaming Association Launches Responsible Gaming Week

The 9th annual Responsible Gaming Week is being launched this week by the American Gaming Association. This year’s theme is “Be Responsible. Get Educated.” 100 gaming companies nationwide are participating in the event, which began last Monday.

The highlight of this year’s theme is the gambling industry’s commitment to providing employees with complete reliable gaming education and training for the whole year.

Over 140,000 “Keep it fun” wristbands were sold in preparation for the event. These $1 orange wristbands unveiled last year were available in English and Spanish and the profits from their sales went to the National Center for Responsible Gaming.

The National Center for Responsible Gaming has been exclusively catering to public awareness and funding of the research on problem gambling.

According to Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., CEO and President of the American Gaming Association, this year’s theme will center on empowerment. He further stated that in order to show their commitment to responsible casino gaming, the employees should be fully aware of the education and training resources that their employers and AGA are offering.

The American Gaming Association has designed materials that will improve the training of gaming companies and assist them in promoting responsible gaming.


February 14, 2007