Expanding from a week

AGA kicks off first-ever Responsible Gaming Education Month with updated regulations guide

AGA Vice President, Strategic Communications & Responsibility Cait DeBaun.
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The American Gaming Association (AGA) kicked off the debut Responsible Gaming Education Month (RGEM) on Thursday by releasing a new edition of the Responsible Gaming Statutes and Regulations Guide. RGEM 2022 expanded from a week to a month for the first time this year.

"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," said AGA Vice President, Strategic Communications & Responsibility Cait DeBaun.

The latest edition represents the first update since 2019. As described by AGA, the guide is a centralized collection of the statutes and regulations addressing responsible gaming in the 34 states and the District of Columbia with commercial casinos, sports betting, or iGaming as of July 1, 2022. Since the last guide was released, two new states have legalized land-based casino gaming, 16 states have legalized sports betting, and two states have legalized iGaming.

The release of the updated guide coincides with the beginning of RGEM 2022, which has now expanded from a week to a month. RGEM 2022 is organized around four weekly themes that encompass the industry’s commitment to responsible gaming:

  • Sept. 1-10: Empowering Customers to Play Responsibly
  • Sept. 11-17: Legal, Regulated Gaming Protects Players
  • Sept. 18-24: Employees—the RG Front Line
  • Sept. 25-30: Advancing Responsible Gaming with Technology

"Our industry’s focus on responsibility has only grown with the expansion of legal gaming," DeBaun added. "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."

AGA’s Have A Game Plan. Bet Responsibly. campaign will "feature prominently" during RGEM this year, "bringing together leagues, teams, operators, and other sports betting stakeholders to educate consumers on responsible wagering as the legal sports betting market grows," the association noted.

Additionally, the AGA will host two webinars during RGEM:

  • The State of Responsibility & Player Protection | Sept. 15 at 2 PM ET 
  • Advancing Responsible Gaming through Collaboration and Technology | Sept. 27 at 3 PM ET
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