Deborah Roil, of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), won the Compliance Outstanding Achievement award at the third annual Global Regulatory Awards.
She was given the award for her role as project manager of the successful 2018 Responsible Gambling Week, which encompassed more than 12,000 gambling venues and online sites, involved 120,000 employees across Great Britain and created around 20 million impressions on social media. Leading football clubs and racecourses also took part, promoting safer gambling messages through their own channels and reaching new audiences.
Hosted by actor and comedian Stephen Mangan, the 3rd Global Regulatory awards took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The outstanding achievement award is presented to an individual who has implemented industry-leading compliance initiatives in 2018-2019. The awards are judged by an independent panel of experts and honour people working in a constantly changing regulatory landscape, who demonstrate a dedication to trustworthy gambling but rarely receive the plaudits they deserve.
Deborah Roil said: “I am honoured to have received this award, on behalf of everyone in the industry who worked so hard to make the 2018 campaign a success. The objective is to trigger a national conversation about responsible gambling and, with the support of the trade associations and operators, I have no doubt we will make the 2019 campaign even bigger and better”.
John Hagan, chairman of the IGRG, said: “During Responsible Gambling Week, operators want to reach not only their customers, but also their families and friends and the wider community. The IGRG is hoping to work with a broad range of groups, including charities, local authorities and information services, to ensure we connect with the widest possible audience. We want to find new ways of making this an open and inclusive conversation”.
Responsible Gambling Week 2019 will take place from 7th – 13th November 2019. The campaign brings together every sector of the industry through the IGRG, highlighting the work done throughout the year by operators to promote responsible gambling.
Information about RG Week 2019 will be made available at https://responsiblegamblingweek.org/ and social media channels are also live on Facebook and Twitter @RGWeek19.