Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), held annually during the first full week of August, was created by the AGA in 1998 to increase awareness of problem gambling among gaming industry employees and customers and to promote responsible gaming nationwide. The AGA and the entire gaming industry realize that education is essential to promoting responsible play and increasing awareness of gambling disorders, and RGEW provides gaming companies with an opportunity to expand on work they do every day educating employees and patrons about the issue.
Since its inception, RGEW has helped focus attention on this issue through a variety of industrywide events and initiatives. Each year focuses on a different aspect of responsible gaming – from employee training and understanding how slot machines work to employees’ personal experiences with responsible gaming. RGEW is a time for employees to begin a conversation about responsible gaming at home, on the job and in the community and serve as ambassadors for the responsible gaming message with colleagues, family members, friends and casino customers.
During RGEW, the AGA coordinates the development and distribution of materials – including training quizzes and games, activity ideas and promotional items like buttons, stickers and posters – to hundreds of casinos across the country.
Visit the RGEW page in the events section for the latest updates, materials and activity ideas.
For more information about Responsible Gaming Education Week, contact AGA Communications Manager Brian Lehman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-552-2680.