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The Gambling Commission and the National Strategy

The National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms was launched in April 2019, the result of collaboration between the Gambling Commission and a wide range of partners to develop the Strategy.

The aim of the National Strategy is to go further and faster to reduce gambling harms. It is an important tool for collaboration and a wide range of organisations have an important role to play.

In Scotland and Wales, there are Strategy Implementation Groups which bring regulators, public health and other public sector bodies together to collaborate on reducing harms. You can view more information on the Strategy Implementation Group for Wales and the Strategy Implementation Group for Scotland.

The Commission maintains an actions map to which partner organisations share their activity – this is an important tool for the Strategy Implementation Groups and all stakeholders to identify gaps and opportunities, and to disseminate research, evaluation findings and lessons learned.

In addition, the Commission’s advisors on safer gambling, the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) report on progress being made across the Strategy on an annual basis. View the most up to date progress report.

This guide will provide more information on the Gambling Commission’s role and priority actions to reduce gambling harms.

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