Published: 25 August 2017 by Richard Bradley
The Gambling Commission has published a report prepared by NatCen Social Research, which is the first comprehensive analysis of national gambling data since 2010.
The report’s objective was “to describe the prevalence of gambling participation, at-risk gambling and problem gambling” and to explore associated characteristics.
Source data was combined from the Health Survey for England 2015, the Scottish Health Survey for England 2015 and the Wales Omnibus in 2015.
The Gambling Commission has identified the following key findings:
Gambling Commission Executive Tim Miller is quoted as stating that “Whilst overall problem gambling rates in Britain have remained statistically stable, our research suggests that in excess of two million people are at-risk or classed as problem gamblers, with very many more impacted by the wider consequences of gambling-related harm.”
In June this year, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board published its ‘One year on: progress delivering the National Responsible Gambling Strategy’, which reviewed the National Responsible Gambling Strategy’s 12 priority actions points.
Following publication of the latest report, the Gambling Commission has called for a ‘renewed focus’ on addressing gambling associated harms.
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Source: Poppleston Allen
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