The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) aims for the highest Premier League exposure of its new ‘Take Time to Think’ campaign, promoting safer gambling tools and responsible conduct.
This Sunday, the campaign has been granted Betway’s entire London Stadium sponsorship assets as Premier League partner West Ham United plays its fierce London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
UK gambling’s new headline campaign will be displayed on the LED perimeter boards for the first 30 seconds of each half of the match that will be broadcast live on Sky Sports (2pm).
Further coverage of ‘Take Time to Think’ will see the campaign promoted on large digital screens outside the London Stadium and on a full-page advertisement published on the inside front cover of the matchday programme
Backing the BGC’s new campaign Anthony Werkman, CEO of Betway, said: “It’s vitally important that we support this message and we are delighted to be able to donate such prominent assets in order to maximise the reach of the campaign.
“Betway back all aspects of the ‘Take Time To Think’ safer gambling message and strive to ensure that our products are used in a fair, safe, secure and responsible environment.”
Take Time to Think was debuted last week, replacing UK gambling’s long-running ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ safer gambling campaign – with the message adopted by the BGC’s online and retail partners.
BGC members already ensure that at least 20% of their TV and radio adverts are safer gambling messages, while it is estimated that around two million customers – around one in five – already use deposit limits
Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the BGC, said: “I am delighted that ‘Take Time To Think’ will feature so prominently at the West Ham v Spurs game, and that it will receive a nationwide audience on Sky Sports.
“The ‘Take Time To Think’ message will encourage even more customers to pause and consider whether to make use of the wide range of safer gambling tools that are available. That will enable them to stay in control of their betting.
“The efforts BGC members like Betway are making to promote safer gambling are in stark contrast to the all too easily available unsafe, unregulated black market online.”