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Participation and the prevalence of problem gambling

We are taking a new approach to how we collect our data on gambling participation and the prevalence of problem gambling. We want to improve the statistics we rely on to make decisions and demonstrate our impact. We will do this by modernising our questions, increasing frequency and flexibility so we can understand and respond to changes better and faster.

This timeline tracks the progress we have made since we first launched the consultation in December 2020.

  1. July 2022

    Update on additional work commissioned to develop questions on gambling related harm due to be published.

  2. May 2022

    We held three engagement panel workshops with academics, representatives from industry and those with lived experience to share the findings from the pilot survey.

    We published the Pilot report to evaluate the impact of the methodology.

    We published a blog summarising the findings from the pilot survey and outlining our next steps in the project.

  3. April 2022

    Pilot report to evaluate the impact of the methodology change due to be published.

  4. February 2022

    We published the report on stakeholder engagement.

  5. January 2022

    We started the fieldwork for pilot survey.

  6. November 2021

    We published a blog regarding the outcome of stakeholder engagement workshops and to invite others to take part in a survey asking for their views on the future research.

    We held three engagement panel workshops with academics, representatives from Industry and those with lived experienced to inform the pilot stage of the project.

  7. October 2021

    We announced that we have appointed NatCen Social Research and University of Glasgow to lead the pilot phase of the methodology pilot.

  8. July 2021

    We issued an invitation to tender via the Research Marketplace to find a suitable supplier to undertake a pilot methodology in 2021 to 2022. Consultation respondents updated via Citizen Space.

  9. June 2021

    We published the outcome of our gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence statistics consultation.

  10. December 2020 to Feburary 2021

    We launched a consultation on proposals to change the way we collect adult gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence statistics.

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