American Gaming Association teams with leading child safety organization during Responsible Gaming Education Week

August 5, 2014

Online Staff Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of Responsible Gaming Education Week, the American Gaming Association (AGA) and KidsAndCars.org, one of the nation’s leading child safety organizations, announced a new partnership to protect children, educate gaming industry security personnel, and share best practices on preventing minors from being left unattended in vehicles.

Responsible gaming begins before the customer walks through the doors of the casino,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “Through our partnership with KidsAndCars.org, we will raise awareness among our employees and further strengthen our security practices for these rare, but avoidable tragedies.”

Janette Fennell, founder and president of KidsAndCars.org, said: “The gaming industry is clearly dedicated to ensuring the safety of their patrons, and we’re thrilled to partner with the American Gaming Association to help protect children. Children should never be left alone in a vehicle. Through this unique partnership, we will raise awareness in the gaming industry and educate other industries how they, too, can become leaders in preventing children from being left alone in vehicles.”

Responsible Gaming Education Week runs Aug. 4-9. As part of its “Get to Know Gaming” (http://bit.ly/1AA5Avl) campaign, the AGA is encouraging the industry to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” throughout the entire year. Gaming companies dedicate millions of dollars annually to educate patrons and employees about responsible gaming and recognizing the signs of a gambling disorder.

KidsAndCars.org is the leading national nonprofit group dedicated solely to preventing injuries and deaths of children in and around motor vehicles. For more information, visit KidsAndCars.org.

Posted Aug. 5, 2014

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