PGA Tour Kicks Off ‘Know When to Lay Up’ Campaign
The PGA Tour has joined the American Gaming Association to support safe, responsible betting with its “Know When to Lay Up” campaign.
It’s part of the AGA’s Have A Game Plan—Bet Responsibly public-service outreach.
As part of the new campaign, the PGA Tour encourages golf fans to “Know When to Lay Up” and bet responsibly. Its educational message will be shared on social and digital platforms along with public service announcements that will air on PGA Tour Radio.
“A key pillar of the PGA Tour’s sports betting strategy is responsible gaming,” said Scott Warfield, vice president of gaming at the PGA Tour. The campaign will “ensure our fans are equipped with the appropriate resources so they are properly prepared and educated,” said Warfield.
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Know the Basics of Responsible Sports Betting
The PGA Tour’s “Know When to Lay Up” campaign reminds you to keep gambling safe, fun and responsible. Remember to:
- Set a budget and stick to it
- Keep betting social
- Know the odds
- Play only with trusted, regulated operators
“The AGA is thrilled welcome the PGA Tour to our growing responsible sports betting campaign,” said Casey Clark, the AGA’s senior vice president of strategic communications. “As legal sports betting continues to expand in both availability and popularity, it is imperative that responsible gaming education keeps pace” Clark said the PGA Tour campaign will help “to educate fans on safely and responsibly betting on sports.”
Launched in 2019, the AGA’s Have A Game Plan campaign provides consumers with a state-by-state guide on where to find legal operators, spotlights the basics of sports betting, and raises awareness on signs of problem gambling.
The PGA Tour has partnered with official sports betting partners including BetMGM and PointsBet, and the organization continues to evolve its innovative GolfBet partnership with The Action Network. The PGA Tour is also a platinum member of the National Council on Problem Gambling.
iGamingPlayer joins the PGA Tour in its commitment to educate gamblers about keeping it fun, safe and responsible with the “Know When to Lay Up” campaign.
Fast Facts On U.S. Legal Sports Betting:
- Twenty-five U.S. states and Washington, DC have now legalized sports betting, with 20 jurisdictions already operating
- 45% of American adults, or 115 million people, now live in a jurisdiction where wagering on sports is legal
- Between June 2018 and November 2020, bettors legally wagered more than $35 billion on sports nationwide, generating nearly $2.5 billion in sportsbook revenue and approximately $330 million in tax revenue to state and local governments
Here’s a current map on legal sports betting in the United States.
For most people, betting is fun. They try their luck, wager responsibly, have a good time and understand that gambling is a form of entertainment.
But for some people, gambling isn’t fun, but a compulsive behavior that can cause personal and financial problems.
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Do You Have A Gambling Problem? Take This Quiz
Gamblers Anonymous has prepared this list of 20 questions to help people determine whether they are compulsive gamblers.
- Do you lose time from work or school due to gambling?
- Does gambling make your home life unhappy?
- Does gambling affect your reputation?
- Do you ever feel remorse after gambling?
- Do you ever gamble to get money to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
- Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
- After losing, do you feel you must gamble as soon as possible and win back your losses?
- After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
- Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
- Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
- Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
- Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
- Does gambling make you careless about the welfare of yourself or your family?
- Have you ever gambled longer than you planned?
- Do you gamble to escape worry or trouble?
- Have you ever committed or considered committing an illegal act to finance gambling?
- Does gambling cause you to have difficulty sleeping?
- Do arguments, disappointments, or frustrations create an urge to gamble?
- Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune with a few hours of gambling?
- Do you ever consider self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?
If you answered “yes” to seven or more of these questions, you may you have a gambling problem. Help is available. Contact Gamblers Anonymous or call 1-800-GAMBLER.
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