The Re­spon­si­ble Gam­ing Foun­da­tion sup­ports a wa­ter sports ac­tiv­ity for chil­dren and young adults as an al­ter­na­tive to gam­bling

The Malta Business Weekly - - COMPANY NEWS -

For the 11th con­sec­u­tive year the St Paul’s church­yard in Ra­bat, Malta, wit­nessed an en­er­getic wa­ter gam­ing sports ac­tiv­ity en­ti­tled Games for Ev­ery­one ( Logħob għal Kulħadd), The event is held over a week and sees teams of chil­dren and young adults en­joy­ing a sum­merly com­pet­i­tive at­mos­phere.

All this thanks to a strong youth com­mit­tee called Żgħażagħ Rabtin Pawl­ini, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the Re­spon­si­ble Gam­ing Foun­da­tion and the par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary for Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices, Dig­i­tal Econ­omy and Innovation in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice.

The par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary Sil­vio Schem­bri at­tended this ac­tiv­ity and stated clearly that he was very im­pressed with the strong en­thu­si­asm and or­gan­i­sa­tion shown for such an event ded­i­cated to chil­dren and young adults. Schem­bri said that such ac­tiv­i­ties chal­lenge the young ones phys­i­cally and hence man­age to keep them away from ad­dic­tions such as gam­bling. As he thanked the com­mit­tee and the Re­spon­si­ble Gam­ing Foun­da­tion, the par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary ended his speech by say­ing that “ev­ery­one should be at the fore­front to en­cour­age ac­tivism and in­valu­able vol­un­teer­ing in lo­cal lo­cal­i­ties such as this”.

The gen­eral man­ager of the Re­spon­si­ble Gam­ing Foun­da­tion Priscilla Mus­cat talked about the im­por­tance of aware­ness about re­spon­si­ble gam­ing and also re­ferred to the ed­u­ca­tion cam­paign among fourth year pri­mary stu­dents, where RGF staff visit schools around Malta and Gozo along­side their mas­cot Chippy to de­scribe and dis­cuss the prob­lem of com­pul­sive gam­bling from the early ages.

“Gam­bling is an ad­dic­tion which car­ries with it neg­a­tive con­se­quences.” Mus­cat also re­ferred to the RGF freep­hone ser­vice 1777, where peo­ple suf­fer­ing from ad­dic­tion or rel­a­tives of such per­sons can call anony­mously and find all the ap­pro­pri­ate as­sis­tance from the trained staff of the foun­da­tion.

The chair­man of Żgħażagħ Rabtin Pawl­ini, Henry De­bat­tista, vice chair­man Adri­ano Far­ru­gia and sec­re­tary Nor­bert In­guanez thanked all those who par­tic­i­pated in this event es­pe­cially the reg­is­tered teams and mem­bers of the pub­lic who al­ways came in great num­bers and gave a healthy cheer­ing ap­plause dur­ing the sport­ing event.

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