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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Continue to develop website to support Safer Gambling Standard and visibility of scores and ratings to enable consumers to identify which operators are accredited, and test consumer reaction to this information (GamCare)

Updates

May 2022

The B2C and B2B Safer Gambling Standards (SGS) were both reviewed and updated to v4 with input from lived experience. The updates included minor changes to requirements around RET, identification and game design. Six further SGS assessments have been completed and awarded since the last update The SGS process has been enhanced to smooth the pre-assessment, minimise time on site for assessment and reporting improved to provide more insight and clearer recommendations. We are now being further supported by the BGC to reach out directly to members and also have engagements booked with BA and BACTA compliance members.

October 2021

The Industry's largest trade body the Betting and Gaming Council has committed its members to achieve the Safer Gambling Standard (SGS) within 5 years. GamCare continue to deliver against this timeline and have completed a total of 35 assessments to date. The SGS website and portal are well used by organisations undertaking accreditation.

April 2021

GamCare have continued to keep the Safer Gambling Standard Website up to date with the latest information which identifies the Standard operators are being assessed against. GamCare have launched many articles to keep everyone up to date on key topics as well as support guides in how to help reduce gambling related harm Training and resources - GamCare Safer Gambling Standard https://www.safergamblingstandard.org.uk/training-and-resources/ . GamCare have now launched the new B2B Standard The B2B Standard - GamCare Safer Gambling Standard https://www.safergamblingstandard.org.uk/how-to-apply/the-b2b-standard/.

November 2020

GamCare's Safer Gambling Standard Website has been built and launched, and provides transparent information about which gambling operators have been assessed against the https://www.safergamblingstandard.org.uk and the level they have attained.

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