The organisers of the most important events of the industry have given support to Responsible Gambling Week.
UK.- Clarion Gaming, organisers of a host of leading B2B industry events, including ICE London – the world’s biggest gaming exhibition – London Affiliate Conference, ICE Africa, iGB Live! and Juegos Miami has given its official support to Responsible Gambling Week, which is being organised by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling and is being held in the UK and Ireland across November 1-7.
Clarion is funding a targeted influencer engagement campaign on Instagram before and during the week, joining a long list of leading commercial and non-commercial organisations in supporting the event. The second Responsible Gambling Week, which has harnessed the collective influence of more than 127,000 staff working at 11,000+ gambling venues and online sites throughout the UK and Ireland, will raise awareness among customers and their communities about what it means to gamble responsibly.
Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming, stated: “Wherever we operate in the world, social responsibility is one of the key topics and that’s true in both emergent and mature markets such as the UK and Ireland. Although we are not part of the operating community, I believe that we have a duty to help encourage discussion surrounding key topics such as responsible gambling.
“In 2018, we launched the first Consumer Protection Zone at ICE London, we stage the annual World Regulatory Briefing on Responsible Gambling Innovation and the Clarion-owned Totally Gaming Academy runs staff training streams on Social Responsibility. I am delighted to be partnering with the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling alongside so many of our customers and colleagues in helping to make Responsible Gambling Week a success.”
ICE London 2018 attracted a record 33,536 unique visitors, an 11% increase on 2017 and a landmark which constituted the event’s seventh consecutive year of growth. Despite occupying an additional hall at ExCeL London, density increased year-on-year, with the average number of visitors-per-stand up 17% and the number of visitors-per-square-metre up 12%. Attracting visitors from 153 nations, the key visitor growth regions at ICE London were North America (+33% attendance), Africa (+23%) and South East Asia (+18%).