How do you help tackle problem gambling?
The Gambling Commission recognises that gambling can lead to a
range of problems for a small minority of people, as well as their
families and friends.
We measure and monitor the proportion of
adults in Great Britain with gambling problems through
the British gambling prevalence survey – September
We also work closely with the
Department for Culture, Media and Sport to ensure that:
- problem gambling is adequately understood and researched
- our policies help gambling businesses act in a socially
responsible way towards their customers.
In 2008 we undertook a review of research, education and
Review of research, education and treatment - October 2008). The
review concluded that existing voluntary arrangements needed to be
improved if the industry were to avoid the introduction of a
compulsory levy to fund these activities.
For more information on our past and current research, please
see the research section
on our website.