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Blog posts

Blog posts from teams across the Gambling Commission.

Women and gambling: Making the invisible visible

Today is International Women's Day (IWD), a day to celebrate women and the important but often unacknowledged and unseen roles women play in society.

8 March 2023 - Communications.

Looking forward to the Setting the Evidence Agenda Conference

The Gambling Commission is a people-focused regulator that’s evidence-led. So we need the best data, the best research we can get, in order to do our job and make gambling safer, fairer and crime free here in Great Britain.

2 March 2023 - Statistics and research.

Solidarity with Ukraine - supporting and collaborating across borders

Today sadly marks one year since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine with a minute’s silence taking place at 11am today to offer a moment of reflection for all of us.

24 February 2023 - Communications.

National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Last week was National Apprenticeship Week and I’m part of a small cohort of new starters here at the Gambling Commission who’ve chosen to start my career as an apprentice through a scheme launched by the Government Communications Service (GCS).

13 February 2023 - Communications.

The Commission at ICE 2023

ICE 2023 - ExCel London

10 February 2023 - Communications.

Reflecting our international collaboration – IAGR conference 2022

My colleague Jamie Wall recently wrote a blog about the work that we are doing here at the Commission developing our global role, including collaborating with our international colleagues.

15 December 2022 - Communications.

Developing the Gambling Commission’s global role

With the globalised gambling market constantly evolving, we have recognised that to best meet the current market challenges, as a gambling regulator we must also evolve and do things differently in the way we regulate.

22 November 2022 - Communications.

2022 Young People and Gambling Report – survey improvements explained

Since 2011, we have undertaken the Young People and Gambling Survey, a study of 11 to 16 year olds across Great Britain.

27 October 2022 - Statistics and research.

Entering the experimental phase: Gambling participation and prevalence project

We have reached the next stage in our project to improve the way we collect data on gambling participation and prevalence of those who experience difficulties or harms through their gambling.

24 October 2022 - Insight, Statistics and research.

Placing data and insights at the heart of the Commission’s regulatory approach 

Simo Dragicevic, member of the Gambling Commission's Digital Advisory Panel (DAP), reflects on the challenges and opportunities for increased use of data to develop better gambling regulation.

20 October 2022 - Digital, Communications, Insight, Policy.

Gambling Prevalence Research: the view of Lived Experience

In May this year, members of the Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP) met with the Gambling Commission’s Research and Statistics team, who are piloting a new method of gathering statistics on gambling participation and prevalence of gambling related harms.

18 October 2022 - Communications, Policy, Digital.

Promoting and sharing best practice at the Institute of Regulation

As part of our commitment to deliver world-leading regulation, we are proud to be one of the founding members of the Institute of Regulation - the first ever professional body for regulators in the United Kingdom (UK).

26 September 2022 - Communications.

Improving our statistics: Gambling participation and prevalence

Here at the Gambling Commission, we have reached a significant milestone in our project to improve the way we collect data on adult gambling participation and prevalence of those who experience difficulties or harms through their gambling.

24 May 2022 - Statistics and research.

A diversity of perspectives on gambling harms

Our Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP) discuss how valuable it is to hear fresh perspectives on gambling harms from different cultural and demographic groups.

10 May 2022 - Communications.

Understanding women's experiences of gambling

Today marks International Women’s Day 2022, providing a moment to share what we know about women and gambling.

8 March 2022 - Communications, Statistics and research.

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