Spirit Hotels takes its responsible gambling responsibilities very seriously and welcomed the opportunity to host and open Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) for 2017 at the Newnham Hotel in Queensland on 24 July.
The theme of RGAW campaign this year was 'Is your gambling getting out of hand? Think of your family’. The RGAW campaign was aimed at reducing the stigma associated with problem gambling and encouraging positive help-seeking behaviour. This year RGAW was also targeted at family, friends and work-colleagues of problem gamblers.
Spirit Hotels worked closely with Relationships Australia Queensland’s Gambling Help Service to host and open Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.
Relationships Australia Queensland operates Gambling Help Services across Queensland and together with other service providers, Industry and the Queensland Government; they work within a harm minimisation framework to reduce the impact and severity of problem gambling on clients and their families.
The Relationships Australia Queensland Gambling Help Service is a FREE service that assists people to respond to problems associated with gambling. To make an appointment to talk with a counsellor or educator, please call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can assist you to find services in your local area.
In addition to hosting the launch event, Spirit Hotels have actively supported RGAW this year through the following:
promotion and advertising of RGAW in our gaming rooms;
attending and supporting activities (where relevant) that are organised by gambling help services; and
providing customers with additional information on how to manage their gambling if it is becoming ‘out of hand’.
Further information or support contact:
Gambling Helpline 1800 858 858 Visit: www.qld.gov.au/gamblinghelp