“Sesame” is the new partner of the Responsible Gaming Foundation

“Sesame” is the new partner of the Responsible Gaming Foundation.

Sesame’s gaming has a twenty-year history. There are 20 halls, located in12 Bulgarian cities, as well as an online casino, where the company offers to its consumers a variety of games and entertainment, united by a common goal: responsible gambling. The newly established partnership between “Sesame” and the Responsible Gaming Foundation is a proof of the operator’s will to take care of its customers. With the donation, our new partner will contribute to the expansion of our trainings and other initiatives regarding awareness and promotion of responsible gambling which is going under the “Play Responsibly” slogan. The initiatives for prevention and support of risk players which are the main mission of our Foundation, are already part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.  

Thanks to “Sesame” for its responsible attitude! We believe that our partnership will be successful and fruitful! ”

The Responsible Gaming Foundation has launched its first training for the year

On June 15, 2022, the Responsible Gaming Foundation conducted its first training for the year, aimed at professionals involved in the casino industry. The topic was “Raising the awareness and skills of employees of gambling halls and casinos to ensure safe play.”
The training was conducted by specialists at the Kanchelov Clinic and was aimed at teams in companies that are licensed under the Gambling Law and organize games both online and in traditional gambling halls and casinos. Psychologists conducted the event in two parts: a theoretical part with presentations, during which in continuous interaction with the participants various issues of responsible behavior in games through bets were discussed and also practical assignments on various cases in small groups for more effective assimilation.
The training was conducted by specialists at the Kanchelov Clinic and was aimed at teams in companies that are licensed under the Gambling Law and organize games both online and in traditional gambling halls and casinos. Psychologists conducted the event in two parts: a theoretical part with presentations, during which in continuous interaction with the participants various issues of responsible behavior in betting games were discussed and also practical part with assignments on various cases in small groups for more effective assimilation. The solutions to the cases discussed by the groups received feedback from psychologists in order to improve the skills in working with people and were identified by the participants as extremely useful. The topic of gambling addiction is often overlooked, but it is important for employees in the industry and therefore all necessary actions are taken to reach a wide range of industry professionals and consumers. “There is not much talk about this issue, because those affected are trying to hide the problem or deal with it themselves, which in most cases is not productive,” said Milena Tsankarska, executive director of the Responsible Gaming Foundation. She specified that the saturated advertising messages, which appear on all communication channels, increase the need for training for adequate behavior of the teams that work directly with the end customers of the sector.
“Among the goals of the Foundation is to inform the public, to point out to vulnerable people the ways, methods, channels through which they could receive professional help. Fortunately, the percentage of people who tend to develop gambling addiction is not high, but it exists anyway,” added Milena Tsankarska. She clarified that the topic is live and present and there is a lack of sufficient information, as well as purposeful work on it, which explains the great interest in the first training this year. “We are preparing the next course in September,” said Milena Tsankarska.

Alphawin supported the Responsible Gaming Foundation

The gambling operator, owned by Alphabet Gaming LTD, made a donation to the Responsible Gaming Foundation, with which supported our activities related to prevention and assistance to players at risk. Alphawin have reaffirmed their commitment to sound gambling with their donation and have proven to be a gaming operator with a real focus on social responsibility policies. “We believe that responsible gambling should be a standard in the policies of all operators and organizers of games and that is why it is very important for us to partner in the initiatives of the Responsible Gaming Foundation,” said the owner, Mr. Lubomir Zaharinov.

4 million BGN from gambling taxes will spent for gyms and sports grounds in schools

4 million BGN of the proceeds from gambling will be distributed between state and municipal schools for the construction of new and renovation of the current gyms and sports grounds.

In a letter to the regional education departments, the Ministry of Education invites principals to apply for the program. The state schools can do this until November 9 in the respective RUO, and the municipal and state schools – until November 15 directly in the MES.

The program will fund activities in three different modules. You can also apply for renovation of the modern gym.

The program will finance additional design and construction of new gyms, as well as the rconstruction and repair of the open sports grounds in schools.

BNT News published on 14.10.21 Author: Andrey Borisov