EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South Africa – Harmon ask Gaming Authority to promote responsible gambling 4 years ago Samuel Post Views: 891 Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, yesterday urged the Gaming Authority to put measures in place to encourage “responsible gambling” pointing out its impact on “challenged” communities. According to a Ministry of the Presidency press release, Joseph Harmon made the statements at the opening of the Gaming Authority’s second stakeholder forum for 2019, which was held at the Herdmanston Lodge, Georgetown. “It cannot escape notice that some of these operations are in some of the specially challenged communities of our country and therefore, the urge to place monies on betting other than the other issues which will affect us as citizens and as families… will have some negative impacts… so I trust that the Gaming Authority pays very careful attention to this development that is taking place,” – he said, according to the release. He added that given the fast-paced movement of Guyana’s economy, the Government anticipates that there is going to be pressure on the Gaming Authority for licences to open up more gaming establishments. The event was held under the theme “responsible gaming in Guyana” and was expected to raise awareness on some of the negative impacts of gaming on mental health. Harmon, whose government has been described as a caretaker one by the Caribbean Court of Justice, pledged Government’s commitment to work with the Gaming Authority to create positive impacts. “The Government through all relevant Ministries and agencies will support the efforts of the Gaming Authority to ensure that through the establishment of responsible policies, the gaming industry will have more positive than negative impacts on our citizenry and contribute to the overall wellbeing of our society,” – Harmon said. Chairman of the Gaming Authority Board, Roysdale Forde, said the concept of “responsible gaming” will have to eventually become entrenched in the Guyanese society and subsequently called on all stakeholders to work together to achieve this objective. “It is our obligation to work together to ensure that the principles and standards that we would have established, minimise the possible harms and prevent irresponsible gaming, responsible gaming is the only way forward for our industry and we have no choice but to embrace this concept,” – Forde said, according to the release. About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: responsible gambling, South Africa Continue Reading Previous Feature: Doing things the right way – ICE AfricaNext ICE Africa to pave way for continent’s trailblazing customer data boom More Stories EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA How South Africans Are Embracing Online Gambling Trends 11 hours ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Someone is holding a R25 million Powerball Plus jackpot ticket 11 hours ago Samuel EXPERTS UGANDA Uganda: 70-year-old woman gives birth to twins 1 day ago Samuel EXPERTS GHANA Sex, screen addiction a threat to mental health – Psychiatrist 1 day ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Someone is holding a R25 million Powerball jackpot ticket 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Scan to Pay launches new voucher solution for consumers 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS Apex African iGaming: Unmatched Regional Event Lineup for 2024 3 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA From savannah to silicon: Africa’s tech emergence unfolds 4 days ago Samuel EXPERTS Elevate Your Home Decor: The Top 12 Canvas Prints Companies with Wallpics Leading the Way 4 days ago Tools EXPERTS NIGERIA CBN to Freeze Bank Accounts without BVN, NIN from March 2024 4 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS ONLINE Top 12 Invoice Generator Software to Boost Your Business Efficiency 5 days ago Tools CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International new Earl of Black Pearl crowned 7 days ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.