Regulated gambling is growing at a breakneck pace in the United States and the American Gaming Association (AGA) wants to make sure that the good times don’t get out of control. That’s why they’ve decreed September to be Responsible Gaming Education Month (RGEM), and are hosting a number of activities to raise awareness about responsible gaming.
The centerpiece of RGEM is a newly updated edition of the Responsible Gaming Regulations and Statutes Guide. This comprehensive, state-by-state guide allows operators and industry players to easily understand each state’s rules and regulations governing responsible gaming. This is the first time the guide has been updated since 2019, so there’s plenty of new materials for operators to absorb.
RGEM is built around four weekly themes that include Empowering Customers to Play Responsibl, Legal, Regulated Gaming Protects Players, Employees—the RG Front Line and Advancing Responsible Gaming with Technology.
AGA Vice President, Strategic Communications & Responsibility Cait DeBaun recently commented on the importance of RGEM, especially in the rapidly growing regulated US market saying, “While our members’ responsibility commitments go above and beyond what is required of them, this guide is a valuable resource for our industry to maintain its high standards of regulatory compliance in all facets of responsible gaming…RGEM 2022 provides an extended opportunity to highlight our industry’s responsible leadership while continuing to strengthen player and employee education. We are thrilled for the entire U.S. gaming community to join us throughout September.”
RGEM was first launched in 1998 and “provides companies and individuals associated with the industry with opportunities to elevate their everyday commitment to responsible gaming by promoting gaming literacy and consumer education, strengthening employee training, and working with partners to advance our understanding of the issue,” according the AGA.