The Michigan Gaming Control Board has launched its new Don’t Regret the Bet multi-media campaign as a way of encouraging residents to wager responsibly when utilizing one of the state’s many legal and regulated forms of gambling.
The responsible gambling exercise was developed in partnership with Lansing-headquartered King Media and is to include television and radio spots broadcast as part of the local coverage of professional and collegiate sporting events. The statewide exercise is to moreover encompass point-of-sale video advertisements, digital billboards and a social and digital media push over streaming and podcast audio services.
“Michigan residents will hear and see new public service messages on local television and radio stations and on popular social media platforms reminding them to enjoy gaming responsibly,” Henry Williams, Executive Director for the Michigan Gaming Control Board, said. “March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to launch the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s educational campaign. The year-long campaign is a crucial step in our ongoing efforts to reach the public with information, tips and tactics promoting responsible gaming.”
As part of this fresh responsible gambling campaign and the Michigan Gaming Control Board has furthermore premiered the educational website at DontRegretTheBet.org for the state’s 10.1 million residents. This new domain features a broad range of responsible gaming information and links while being additionally accessible via the ‘responsible gaming’ section of the regulator’s own homepage at Michigan.gov/MGCB.
Funding for the Don’t Regret the Bet campaign was included in the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s budget for 2023, which was approved by local legislators last year before being signed into law by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The watchdog has now embarked on a campaign to secure enough cash to extend this fresh responsible gambling campaign into 2024 and beyond.
“We are honored to partner with the Michigan Gaming Control Board to promote responsible gambling,” Coleen King, President for King Media, said. “Don’t Regret the Bet is a campaign that will have a positive impact on individuals and communities across Michigan and that aligns perfectly with our focus on meaningful work.”