PROGRAM

Safer Gambling Week 5-11 October 2020

5 October :
10:00 - 14:30

3rd Safer Gambling Conference

  • Digital Event

18:00 - 19:00

Let's Keep it a Game Online Quiz

  • George Roussos  
  • www.quiz.cy

The interactive online quiz gives participants the opportunity to test their knowledge about safer gambing and provides useful information through this fun activity. The quiz is presented by George Roussos

6 October :
10:00 - 12:00

Safe Gambling in the era of COVID-19: Challenges and policies – Training seminar for authorized representatives and betting premises employees

  • Christina Golna, Innowth  
  • Hilton Nicosia, Nicosia

The training seminar for authorized agents and betting premises employees, during this year’s Safer Gambling Week, will focus on the concept of safety, which has long been the basis for discussion on developing holistic and comprehensive public health policies to manage the harmful effects of problematic gambling participation. The meaning of safety itself, however, has acquired an additional meaning in the era of the pandemic, which seems to have a “transformative” effect on gambling behaviours and challenges.

11:00 - 12:30

Press Conference Young Cities

  • Journalists' house

13:00 - 14:30

Safe gambling and risk factors- Educational seminar for members of sports federations in cooperation with the Cyprus Sports Organization and Cyprus Football Association

  • Matthew Burgiss  
  • Digital Event/Zoom

This seminar raises awareness of problem gambling for professional sports players, academies and the sports industry, and promotes a responsible and safer attitude to gambling among this at-risk group. This seminar provides coaches and sports leaders with the knowledge and skills to screen for problem gambling. It will enable attendees to understand the complexities of the issue and will equip them with the knowledge of which services they can signpost to for further support. This seminar is aimed at leaders in the sports industry who have a duty of care to their players. • What is gambling and problem gambling

16:30 - 18:00

Safe gambling and risk factors- Educational seminar for members of sports federations in cooperation with the Cyprus Sports Organization and Cyprus Football Association

  • Matthew Burgiss  
  • Digital Event/Zoom

This seminar raises awareness of problem gambling for professional sports players, academies and the sports industry, and promotes a responsible and safer attitude to gambling among this at-risk group. This seminar provides coaches and sports leaders with the knowledge and skills to screen for problem gambling. It will enable attendees to understand the complexities of the issue and will equip them with the knowledge of which services they can signpost to for further support. This seminar is aimed at leaders in the sports industry who have a duty of care to their players. • What is gambling and problem gambling Ατζέντα: • Who GamCare are and what they do • Why do sports people gamble • Risk Factors/common beliefs • Hidden Harm • Indicators and warning signs • How you can help/where to get help

18:00 - 19:00

Let's Keep it a Game Online Quiz

  • George Roussos  
  • www.quiz.cy

The interactive online quiz gives participants the opportunity to test their knowledge about safer gambing and provides useful information through this fun activity. The quiz is presented by George Roussos

18:00 - 19:30

Youth and problem gambling - Educational seminar for parents, in cooperation with the Pancyprian Confederation of Parents

  • Isabella Brobbey  
  • Digital Event/Zoom

This training has been put together by GamCare, the UK’s leading charity supporting problem gamblers. Having identified education as a key part of preventing harm as a result of gambling, we offer a constructive training opportunity to participants, giving them useful knowledge and practical skills to apply in their youth-facing roles. Agenda: - Definition, nature and incidence of problem gambling and young people - How to identify some of the signs of a young person with a gambling issue - How to screen for at risk young people, and information on signposting

18:00 - 19:30

The role of parental guidance in preventing gambling addiction

  • Stella Nicolaou  
  • Digital Event/Zoom

Workshops for parents to support their parenting tasks of skill learning and values with the aim of preventing gambling addiction.

7 October :
10:00 - 12:00

Safe Gambling in the era of COVID-19: Challenges and policies – Training seminar for authorized representatives and betting premises employees

  • Christina Golna, Innowth  
  • Sun Hall hotel, Larnaca

The training seminar for authorized agents and betting premises employees, during this year’s Safer Gambling Week, will focus on the concept of safety, which has long been the basis for discussion on developing holistic and comprehensive public health policies to manage the harmful effects of problematic gambling participation. The meaning of safety itself, however, has acquired an additional meaning in the era of the pandemic, which seems to have a “transformative” effect on gambling behaviours and challenges. The seminar will begin with an introduction – presentation of international trends for the transition of responsible gambling to safer gambling and public health frameworks and policies that are becoming increasingly important and present in the debate about gambling. Then, the results of a nationwide survey on the attitude of the public towards gambling, and more importantly safer gambling, especially during and under the ongoing presence of the pandemic, will be presented to the participants. Lastly, the third and last part of the seminar will include a live poll (polling) among the participants to record the estimated impact of the pandemic on gambling behaviours and in general the turnover of betting premises. The poll will be followed by an open discussion on how betting premises experience the transformation of gambling challenges, especially in the light of the pandemic, and the day after for safer gambling.

10:00 - 12:00

Gambling: Risk factors and self-protection measures. An interactive workshop for soldiers

  • Άντρη Ανδρονίκου  

11:00 - 12:00

Let's Keep it a Game Online Quiz

  • George Roussos  
  • www.quiz.cy

The interactive online quiz gives participants the opportunity to test their knowledge about safer gambing and provides useful information through this fun activity. The quiz is presented by George Roussos

13:00 - 14:30

When does a hobby become a psychopathology

  • Andreas Erotokritou  
  • Mind Lab offices, Ayios Ioannis

Case studies, discussion, reference to diagnostic criteria and treatment available Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfECjmnaNusuhJ6bEFGdSJhTtI8GebinnWHEeRpGtOLagPrfA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=mail_form_link

14:00 - 15:30

Safe Gambling and risk factors - Educational seminar for journalists in cooperation with the Union of Cyprus Journalists and the Union of Cyprus Sports Journalists

  • Christina Christoforou  
  • The Landmark hotel, Nicosia

The training seminar for journalists and sports journalists aims to provide information on the regulatory and legal framework of the gambling sector, as well as raise awareness on safer gambling

18:30 - 20:00

You can win the joker in life

  • Stella Nicolaou  
  • Digital Event/Zoom

This workshop will discuss the topics of mental resilience, emotion management, communication skills, etc. with the aim of gambling addicstion prevention Click here to register: https://forms.gle/3frABqu4avqJd7im9

8 October :
10:00 - 12:00

Safe Gambling in the era of COVID-19: Challenges and policies – Training seminar for authorized representatives and betting premises employees

  • Christina Golna, Innowth  
  • Carob mills, Limassol

The training seminar for authorized agents and betting premises employees, during this year’s Safer Gambling Week, will focus on the concept of safety, which has long been the basis for discussion on developing holistic and comprehensive public health policies to manage the harmful effects of problematic gambling participation. The meaning of safety itself, however, has acquired an additional meaning in the era of the pandemic, which seems to have a “transformative” effect on gambling behaviours and challenges.

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Gambling: Risk factors and self-protection measures. An interactive workshop for soldiers

  • Άντρη Ανδρονίκου  

12:00 - 13:30

Young People and Problem Gambling: Training seminar for educational consultants/school counsellors

  • Verity Bramwell  
  • Digital Event/Zoom

This training has been put together by GamCare, the UK’s leading charity supporting problem gamblers. Having identified education as a key part of preventing harm as a result of gambling, we offer a constructive training opportunity to participants, giving them useful knowledge and practical skills to apply in their youth-facing roles.

12:30 - 13:30

Let's Keep it a Game Online Quiz

  • George Roussos  
  • www.quiz.cy

The interactive online quiz gives participants the opportunity to test their knowledge about safer gambing and provides useful information through this fun activity. The quiz is presented by George Roussos

16:00 - 17:30

Gambling: What Do I Win after all?

  • Dr Eliza Patouris  
  • Digital Event

The seminar seeks to raise awareness and education of parents and young people on the subject of pathological gambling and the best ways to prevent it. Through interactive activities, parents and young people will learn to recognize the different types of gambling and the differences between entertainment and addiction, as well as the negative effects of pathological involvement with them on the individual and their environment. The seminar will analyze the common misconceptions about the role of ‘luck’ that gives players the illusion of control and will help young people find alternative, healthier and more functional options that they can develop in their lives.

18:00 - 19:30

Steps towards safer gambling

  • Vaso Theophanous  
  • Digital Event/Zoom

Discussion on protective factors and safe gambling Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetv1sAN72DXsAtn2q9-Rbt2O0yTq_TzeNoVUZ6vtlpmgfnJA/viewform?usp=sf_link

9 October :
10:00 - 11:30

Safe Gambling in the era of COVID-19: Challenges and policies – Training seminar for authorized representatives and betting premises employees

  • Christina Golna, Innowth  
  • Laxia restaurant, Paralimni

The training seminar for authorized agents and betting premises employees, during this year’s Safer Gambling Week, will focus on the concept of safety, which has long been the basis for discussion on developing holistic and comprehensive public health policies to manage the harmful effects of problematic gambling participation. The meaning of safety itself, however, has acquired an additional meaning in the era of the pandemic, which seems to have a “transformative” effect on gambling behaviours and challenges. The seminar will begin with an introduction – presentation of international trends for the transition of responsible gambling to safer gambling and public health frameworks and policies that are becoming increasingly important and present in the debate about gambling. Then, the results of a nationwide survey on the attitude of the public towards gambling, and more importantly safer gambling, especially during and under the ongoing presence of the pandemic, will be presented to the participants. Lastly, the third and last part of the seminar will include a live poll (polling) among the participants to record the estimated impact of the pandemic on gambling behaviours and in general the turnover of betting premises. The poll will be followed by an open discussion on how betting premises experience the transformation of gambling challenges, especially in the light of the pandemic, and the day after for safer gambling.

10:00 - 12:00

Saving someone you know - Safer Gambling Workshop for Casino Staff

  • Christina Thakor-Rankin  
  • Digital event

• Laws & Regulations • Gamblers • Why people gamble and causes of addiction • KYC - Customer due diligence & source of wealth • Identifying ‘Markers of harm’ & red flags • Potential Problem Gambler (PPG) Profiling • Help & Support

11:30 - 13:30

Problem Gambling Awareness: Training seminar for mental healthcare providers

  • Jamie Bradbourne  
  • Digital event/Zoom

Provides an understanding of problem gambling and gambling-related harm, including signs, symptoms and the impacts of problem gambling on an individual’s life and those around them. Start to understand the psychology of gambling, why people gamble and what happens to the brain when we gamble. Understand the difference between gambling and problem gambling, indicators and how to signpost to appropriate services. This course is for those working in frontline roles where they may encounter those affected by gambling-related harm, and who wish to gain a better understanding of the issue.

12:00 - 15:00

Safe Gambling and advertising - Educational seminar for Advertising/PR Executives, in cooperation with the Cyprus Communication Agencies Association and the Cyprus Advertising Regulation

  • Eartha Heptinstall  
  • Digital Event/Zoom

- Social responsibility in the gambling industry - Understanding why problem gambling occurs - At lenght case study - The impact of problem gambling - Identifying problem gambling - Prevention measures and interventions

14:30 - 17:30

Safe Gambling and risk factors -Educational seminar for business executives and managers in cooperation with the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation

  • Andrew Bowring  
  • Digital Event/Zoom

- Social responsibility in the gambling industry - Understanding why problem gambling occurs - At length case study - The impact of problem gambling - Identifying problem gambling - Prevention measures and interventions

10 October :
12:00 - 14:00

Informational activity at Mall of Cyprus

  • Nicosia

12:00 - 14:00

Informational activity at Paralimni square

  • Paralimni

10:00 - 11:30

Informational booth at Papantoniou and METRO supermarkets

  • Nationally

11 October :
13:00 - 15:00

Informational activity at My Mall

  • Limassol

18:00 - 19:30

"Dying Laughing" - Inspirational Speech from comedian Katerina Vrana

  • Katerina Vrana  
  • Digital Event

10:00 - 11:30

Informational booth at Papantoniou and METRO supermarkets

  • Nationally

12:00 - 14:00

Informational activity at Kings Avenue

  • Πάφος

Additional Events

Informational activity at Nicosia Mall
Time:
19:00
Location: Nicosia

Informational activity at Kings Avenue
Time:
12:00
Location: Paphos

Informational activity at My Mall
Time:
12:00
Location: Limassol

The 6th round of the Cyprus Football Championship will be dedicated to raise awareness for safer gambling
Location:
Nationally

Informational booth at Papantoniou and METRO supermarkets
Location:
Nationally