AGA introduces new Responsible Gaming materials By Rob Rosenbuam, COO, American Gaming Association July 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm Our industry puts tremendous resources behind educating patrons and employees about responsible gaming and recognizing the signs of a gambling disorder. This year, we’ve integrated Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) into our broader “Get to Know Gaming” public affairs campaign – we’re encouraging everyone to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming.” Equipping the Industry The AGA has developed several resources – which you will soon be able to order online – for use during RGEW and throughout the year. After all, promoting responsible gaming and social responsibility are principles of our industry that are not limited to simply a week or month of the year. Please use the resources below. New Responsible Gaming Brochures: The AGA has rebranded its responsible gaming brochures. You can now download “Responsible Player Guidelines and Characteristics,” “Get to Know Slot Machines,” and “Understand the Odds” to help patrons, employees and the public better understand our games and keep gaming what it’s intended to be fun. Posters, Tent Cards and Buttons: Responsible gaming posters, tent cards and buttons can be displayed throughout the casino property to encourage patrons to gamble responsibly while on the casino floor. Sample Proclamation for RGEW: We’ve also crafted a sample proclamation to use with state and/or local elected bodies. This is a great way to inform community leaders of our industry’s commitment to promoting responsible gaming. Key Messages and Tweet Sheet: To unify our industry’s voice and improve access to information on responsible gaming, the AGA has developed common messaging on this important subject. Please download responsible gaming key messages and social media tweet sheet to share with your contacts and the public. Telling Our Story Our industry devotes resources and supports programs to help the approximately one percent of the U.S. population who struggle with gambling addiction. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources to help ensure all customers think of gaming as a fun, social and entertaining activity – as it’s intended.