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UK – Gambling Commission half way through strategy to reduce gambling related harm

By - 16 January 2019

The consultation for the UK Gambling Commission’s new national strategy to reduce gambling related harms has passed the halfway stage and will end on February 15.

The Commission is seeking views on five proposed strategic priority areas for the life of the strategy including prevention, treatment and evaluation.

There are specific actions for each one and gambling businesses will be particularly interested in proposed steps to embed a culture of evaluation and to drive and target industry collaboration.

Programme Director for Safer Gambling Helen Rhodes said: “Successful delivery of the strategy will require collective effort from a wide range of stakeholders so we want as many people and organisations as possible to help shape the strategy and the arrangements needed to deliver it.”

Alongside this, the regulator is also conducting a consultation on proposed amendments to a Licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) requirement for gambling businesses to contribute to research, prevention and treatment.
The consultation on the national strategy to reduce gambling harms closes on 15 February.

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