An informative campaign has just been launched by The Responsible Gaming Foundation and Economy Minister Silvio Schembri through a project worth €1.1 million.
The RGF has the primary aim of teaching the public about the importance of responsibility when engaging in gaming activities and other gambling practices.
The foundation also holds the goal of informing the public about the support the foundation itself gives when people engaging in such practices lose control and do so excessively.
During a visit by Minister for Economy, European Funds and Lands Silvio Schembri to the foundation’s offices, the Minister had the opportunity to witness the means and tools by which the €1.1 million project ‘TAKE ACTION’ will take place.
The entire project includes research, training as well as an informative campaign. It is aimed at creating a better understanding of what goes into gaming and how to do it responsibly within the community. It also encourages people struggling with addictions in relation to gaming to contact the same foundation on 1777, or by contacting them through their website: www.rgf.org.mt
The campaign is split into three main groups; kids and teens aged 10 to 35 years; the general public; and people with specific addictions who have suffered consequences due to unfortunate circumstances.
Minister Silvio Schembri thanked Chairman Neville Mangion, General Manager Kevin O’Neill and all of the staff of the foundation for their work on the project. He also stated the importance of being aware of the initial signs that a person might be undergoing addiction to excessive gaming and gambling.