Links and Resources

Here you will a collection of useful links and resources recommended by Gambling Watch UK. If you know of a suitable website that you think would be of interest to our readers, please get in touch via the contact page.



Gambling and Public Health Alliance International (GAPHAI)
GAPHAI shares many of the same aims as GAMBLING WATCH UK. Its Mission Statement is: To establish an international network, to disseminate information that reinforces the legitimacy of a public health consumer protection approach to gambling and the elimination of gambling related harms. Membership of GAPHAI is free. It receives no funding or support from the gambling industry.
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Grasp - Gambling Reform and Society Perception Group
GRASP - Gambling Reform and Society Perception Group
Gambling Reform & Society Perception (GRASP) was established in November 2010 and is a non-profit organization. GRASP was founded, and is run by former Compulsive Gamblers who have a burning desire to prevent other people from suffering from this secret addiction. They help and advise problem gamblers but their primary focus is on prevention rather than cure and raising awareness of problem gambling. Gambling Reform & Society Protection (GRASP) are not against gambling or against any operator working in a free enterprise. GRASP are against problem gambling and the social consequences of problem gambling.
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High Streets First
High Streets First
High Streets First is campaigning for a change in the law to give local communities a say over the number of betting shops in their area. High Streets First do not believe that all gambling is wrong – in fact done responsibly it can be great – but they do believe that in some places people have good reason to be unhappy with the number of betting shops on their high streets.
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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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