Gambling Harm

Study suggests online ‘self-help’ programs for problem gamblers have no long-term benefit

A recently-published study suggests that voluntary participation in ‘self-help’ programs designed to combat problem gambling is not an effective tool for curbing future problematic gambling behaviours.  The study, published in Journal for Gambling Studies, attempted to determine the feasibility and efficacy of a brief online self-help program targeted at ‘concerned’ gamblers who perceived a need to change […]

Gambling Commission establishes ‘Lived Experience Panel’

The Gambling Commission has announced the establishment of a permanent ‘Lived Experience Panel’, which will provide advice, evidence, and recommendation to inform decision-making and raise standards. The panel will provide the Gambling Commission with independent advice based on personal lived experience of gambling harms. The Lived Experience Panel will join the Advisory Board for Safer […]

Gambling Commission publishes first National Strategic Assessment

The Gambling Commission has published its’ first National Strategic Assessment. The document, which uses the latest available evidence from a wide range of sources and case studies, sets out the Commission’s priorities regarding the issues and risks gambling presents to general consumers and highlights areas where progress is being made to make gambling safer. Chief Executive Neil McArthur said: “We […]

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