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Blog posts

Blog posts from teams across the Gambling Commission.

Gambling Commission and Local Authorities: Applying a public health approach to tackling gambling harms

The National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms launched almost 3 years ago, and set the framework for improving prevention, education, and treatment support around gambling harms throughout Great Britain.

11 January 2022 - Policy.

Longstanding colleagues here at the Commission

Having recently written a series of blogs about our new joiners, here in our final blog in the series we've asked another set of long-standing colleagues what keeps them at the Commission and the types of roles that they have worked on during their time with us.

14 December 2021 - Communications.

Longstanding colleagues at the Gambling Commission

We asked some of our longstanding colleagues what has made them stay at the Commission and the types of roles that they have worked on during their time here. Today we hear from Richard Hollis, Nick Hawkings and Pradeep Rajania.

7 December 2021 - Communications.

Longstanding colleagues

We asked some of our longstanding colleagues what has made them stay at the Commission and the types of roles that they have worked on during their time here. Today we hear from Stephen Foster and Joanne Warren.

30 November 2021 - Communications.

Help us improve to our statistics

Ben Haden, our Director of Research and Statistics, reflects on some thought-provoking engagement at the start of the pilot phase for our new approach to collecting statistics on gambling participation and those who may experience difficulties with their gambling.

24 November 2021 - Statistics and research.

Longstanding colleagues at the Commission

Having recently written a series of blogs about our new joiners we asked some of our longstanding colleagues what keeps them at the Commission and the types of roles that they have worked on during their time here. Today we hear from Lindsay Phillips, Dan Newby and Rebecca Ahern.

16 November 2021 - Communications.

We don't have enough evidence yet?

Anna van der Gaag CBE, Chair of the Advisory board for safer gambling (ABSG) reflects on the need for listening, learning and acting when it comes to tackling gambling harms.

5 November 2021 - Communications.

Facing the facts on the road to safer gambling

Whilst many will be discussing the merits or otherwise of ‘safer gambling’ during this Safer Gambling Week, Gambling Commission CEO, Andrew Rhodes, offers his reflections and the need to see much greater compliance from the industry across the board.

4 November 2021 - Communications.

New joiners to our Licensing and Enforcement Teams

With a busy recruitment market at the moment and a huge amount of competition for talent, we wanted to share some stories of our newest joiners to explore what attracted them to the Gambling Commission as an employer and how they are finding their new roles.

2 November 2021 - Communications.

New joiners to our Communications and People Services teams share their experiences of the Gambling Commission

With a busy recruitment market at the moment and a huge amount of competition for talent, we wanted to share some stories of our newest joiners to explore what attracted them to the Gambling Commission as an employer and how they are finding their new roles.

26 October 2021 - Communications.

A look at gambling behaviours among Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

This month, we’ve taken the opportunity to delve into the results of our quarterly telephone survey from 2020 to see how gambling behaviours differ (if at all) amongst Black and Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME), compared to the overall population.

18 October 2021 - Communications.

New joiners to the National Lottery team

With a busy recruitment market at the moment and a huge amount of competition for talent, we wanted to share some stories of our newest joiners to explore what attracted them to the Gambling Commission as an employer and how they are finding their new roles.

15 October 2021 - Communications.

Football Index – your questions on the Gambling Commission’s role and responsibilities answered

On 23 September 2021, the independent report into BetIndex Limited (trading as Football Index) was published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Following its publication, we’ve received a number of questions still arising from former customers regarding the Gambling Commission’s role, responsibilities and our actions.

13 October 2021 - Policy.

New joiners to the Gambling Commission Policy Teams

At the moment, the recruitment market is busy and there is a huge amount of competition for talent. We wanted to share some stories of our newest joiners and explore what attracted them to the Gambling Commission as an employer, and how they are finding their new roles. As a small regulator with a large remit (we regulate both the Gambling Industry and the National Lottery) our work is both interesting and sometimes fairly specialised but we are always open to people with transferrable skills and a genuine interest in what we do.

6 October 2021 - Policy.

Facebook lotteries: A bit of fun or a potential risk?

You may have seen lotteries or raffles being promoted on social media such as Facebook, but this doesn’t mean that they are being ran legally. Be careful to check you are not running or participating in an illegal lottery.

25 May 2021 - Communications.

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