Reducing gambling harms means much more than simply asking people to gamble responsibly.
We approach the strategy in the same way as many other public health issues, which involves a wide range of organisations.
The public health approaches
The public health approach to reducing gambling harms has four stages:
- what is the problem?
- what are the risks and how to protect against them
- test and trial different options for preventing and treating gambling harms
- adopt good practice widely through regulation.
There are two strategic priorities:
- prevention and education
- treatment and support.
Actions to make progress under these priorities are set out through four enablers:
- regulation and oversight
- research to inform action.
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