The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released a new edition of the Responsible Gaming Statutes and Regulations Guide as part of Responsible Gaming Education Month (RGEM) 2022.
The AGA describes the guide as a “centralized collection of the statutes and regulations” which addresses responsible gaming in the 34 states and the District of Columbia that have commercial casinos, sports betting, or igaming as of July 1.
Since the guide was last updated in 2019, 16 US states have legalized sports betting, two states have legalized igaming, and another two states have legalized land-based casino gaming.
“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,” commented Cait DeBaun, Vice President of Strategic Communications & Responsibility at the AGA.
The updated guide’s release comes as Responsible Gaming Education Month begins, which has been expanded from its usual timeframe of a week for the first time.
Throughout RGEM 2022, each week will have a theme that highlights the industry’s commitment to responsible gaming:
The AGA added that the Have A Game Plan. Bet Responsibly. campaign will be featured throughout the month, “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 will also host two webinars during RGEM: The State of Responsibility & Player Protection on September 15 at 2pm ET, and Advancing Responsible Gaming through Collaboration and Technology on September 27 at 3pm ET.
DeBaun continued: “Our industry’s focus on responsibility has only grown with the expansion of legal gaming.
“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 US gaming community to join us throughout September.”