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Gambling Watch UK. Why do we need it?

Alarm is now being widely expressed about modern gambling’s dangers for individual, family and community health. The tide of thoughtless expansion of gambling is turning. There is now support for reform across the political spectrum. Things have changed since the Gambling Watch UK website was set up in 2012. Then there was scarcely any organisation, independent of Government or the gambling providing industry, that was speaking critically on the subject of gambling.

But there is a long way to go still. With the help of website development and maintenance firm West5Web, Gambling Watch UK is being relaunched today. It will continue to work with others to press for change. What is needed now is a fundamental rethinking of our basic approach to gambling regulation, including a new Gambling Act and a proper National Government Strategy. We need Government to face up to its responsibility and have a serious rethink about the proper place of gambling in national life.

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Recent Updates

NHS England blames the gambling industry for gambling addiction and plans new gambling clinics

08 Jan 2020

‘The NHS is facing a rising tide of gambling related ill health’, says NHS England. Their data show the number of gambling related hospital admissions has...

How British gambling operators are using Twitter

23 Dec 2019

How British gambling operators and their affiliates are using Twitter was the subject of two reports this year. One study had looked at the Twitter accounts...

Gambling companies are spreading sports betting across Africa with frightening results

19 Dec 2019

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing serious problems connected with online sports betting (see The Conversation, 24 Nov). A combination of the...