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Latest Research Articles

Bookmakers' Code Ineffective

Friday 11 September 2015

NatCen has just published its report on the effectiveness of the much hailed Association of British Bookmakers' Code of Practice. The Code, people may remember, was hurriedly put together when it looked as if there was a serious possibility that...

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Gambling machines research hijacked by the industry

Thursday 15 January 2015

Initial suspicions about the independence of this research programme The first series of reports of the programme of research on machine gambling commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) are out. The results were presented to an audience largely consisting of...

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Criticism of how gambling research is produced: a new report

Friday 16 May 2014

A half day conference was held at Goldsmiths, University of London, on March 3rd 2014, to launch an important report which addresses the controversial issue of how gambling research is produced. The title of the report is, Fair Game: Producing...

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Latest gambling results from the Scottish and English health Surveys

Friday 24 January 2014

The British Government and its gambling regulator, the Gambling Commission, have a new way of assessing the adult prevalence of problem gambling. Previously it was funding regular dedicated national gambling surveys, the British Gambling Prevalence Surveys, of which three had...

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Family members need more help

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Amongst the people who know most about the harm gambling can cause are close family members – the parents, partners, children, siblings and other relatives of those who are personally experiencing problem gambling. Yet in all the debate and discussion...

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Gambling is addictive

Thursday 03 January 2013

A summary It may still be difficult for some people to accept that an activity such as gambling, which is not a drug, can be addictive. But the idea that addiction is confined to drug addiction rests on an outdated concept...

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Why Gambling Watch UK is needed?

Opportunities for gambling in Britain have increased very considerably in the last 20 years and were given further encouragement with the passing of the 2005 Gambling Act. The latest British Gambling Prevalence Survey, carried out in 2009/10, found that between one third and one half a million British adults experienced a gambling problem in the previous 12 months.
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Gambling Watch UK is an organisation, independent of Government or the gambling industry, which exists to question the present policy of support for the expansion of gambling in the UK and to propose alternative policies which would have the effect of preventing such expansion, which it's members believe is harmful from a public health perspective ...
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