Online gambling operator LeoVegas is supporting Responsible Gambling Week. the gambling operator has replaced the LeoVegas logo on the Leicester Tigers shorts for this weekend’s Premiership match against London Irish with the Responsible Gambling banner.
In a statement, Leo Vegas said that the aim of the replacement campaign is to “continue the discussion throughout our workforce but also our customers about how to gambling responsibly, the tools available and support that can be utilized for those who experience harm”.
A spokesperson from Leicester Tigers said: “LeoVegas is a great partner and we share the same goal of creating a safe and entertaining environment for our supporters and customers so when Leo approached us to promote their work during Responsible Gambling Week we were very pleased to get involved.”
Responsible Gambling Week is an initiative to promote safer gambling in the UK and Ireland.
Gambling addiction has been on the rise in the UK. A recent report by the UK Gambling Commission revealed that the number of children at risk of gambling addiction has risen by 400 percent over the past two years.
The UKGC has introduced several measures to curb gambling addiction including introducing maximum stake limits on Fixed Odd Betting Terminals (FOBTs). The maximum stake limit was reduced from GBP 100 to GBP 2 earlier this year.