New Racing2Learn Module Unveiled on Safer Gambling


Emma Berry

Racing to School, in conjunction with the British Horseracing Authority, has unveiled a new Racing2Learn module (click here), which focuses on promoting safe and responsible gambling. The resource also addresses young people's relationship with gambling and its links with gaming.

The free on-line course, which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, aims to equip learners with knowledge and understanding of the BHA's rules on gambling for licensed individuals, in addition to an overview of problem gambling and its associated harms. Participants are also provided with a list of resources available to those affected in this way, and a range of organisations that offer support.

According to John Blake, Chief Executive of Racing to School, “The idea was for the course to act as a reminder around the guidelines that serve the integrity of the sport, but to go beyond that by provoking some thinking around gambling's impact in wider society..We were never going to skirt around the potential harms while pointing to the strong support and advice network that is close to hand. This module is a vital first step of our work in this area, and we plan to expand our education programmes to feature the intrinsic and positive relationship between gambling and racing.”

Launched by the BHA earlier this year, Racing2Learn is a free, online e-learning platform for anyone involved with the racing and Thoroughbred breeding industries.

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