Posted: 23/03/16 by Aspers Ltd
Photo caption: Aspers Northampton holds forum to discuss responsible gaming.
Aspers Northampton hosted a forum which this week saw representatives of Northampton Borough Council, Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs, the Samaritans and the Anglican Church discussing the ideas and strategic planning on the matter of responsible gaming.
Community Action for Responsible Gaming (CARG) Northampton brings together a range of organisations, including local churches, the Northamptonshire Chinese Society, the Northampton Borough Council and GamCare, alongside Aspers management and other interested stakeholders.
The meetings, which are held four times a year, provide a forum for discussion of issues relating to responsible gaming.
Aspers Northampton’s General Manager, David Stratford, said: “We take the issue of responsible gaming incredibly seriously and that is why CARG was established.
“We are really pleased to be working together with other key groups in the community to identify potential risks and provide effective ways both to minimise them and to deal with their consequences.
“Fortunately the vast majority of the population remain unaffected but we have a duty to provide adequate safeguards and do all we can to avoid individuals getting into difficulties.
“These meetings are a great way to share ideas, discuss issues and help to put together strategic plans across the community to help people,” he added.
During the meeting the group discussed a variety of topics including Responsible Gambling and signposts to various charities and organisations who can provide help.
Set up by Aspers at each of its casinos, CARG is chaired by Graham White OBE who served the Gaming Board for Great Britain and the UK Gambling Commission, advising HM Government and other Governments worldwide on matters relating to gaming legislation, inspection and enforcement. He is currently Chairman of the Jersey Gambling Commission and a past trustee of the Gordon Moody Association, a charity who treat those adversely affected by gambling on a residential basis.
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