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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Publish new research on the particular difficulties people are experiencing with gambling during the current outbreak, to engage financial services firms ahead of the conference (MMHPI)


November 2020

The MMHPI report into the difficulties that people were experiencing with gambling during the first wave of the pandemic was published on Wednesday 15 July.

Key recommendations to help people with mental health problems protect themselves from harms relating to online gambling included:

  • a pause on online gambling advertising during the pandemic
  • the introduction of a limit on online gambling stakes
  • online advertising operators to work together to create an easy to use, single point exclusion tool to enable people to avoid online gambling adverts.

A Safer Bet: Online gambling and mental health (opens in new tab).

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