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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Glasgow City Council's Gambling Summit: Tackling Gambling Harms in the New Normal (Public Health Scotland)


October 2021

On 13th and 14th September Glasgow City Council, supported by Public Health Scotland and the Gambling Commission, held a virtual summit to bring together people with lived experience of gambling harms with experts in practice, research and policy to share knowledge, insights and ideas on tackling gambling harms in a world adapting to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The summit took place online and included keynote addresses by national and local political leaders and experts by experience, as well as those with practical and research experience of preventing and treating gambling harms.

The summit used the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms as its focus and sought to explore emergent research, best practice and to highlight the essential work that will be necessary locally and nationally as we rebuild systems and services after COVID-19. The summit will serve as a jumping off point to discuss the future challenges as we envisage as we seek to develop the public health response to this public health harm.

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