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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.

6 February 2023 - 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.

6 February 2023 - 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.

6 February 2023 - 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.

6 February 2023 - Communications, Policy, Digital.

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.

6 February 2023 - Statistics and research.

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.

6 February 2023 - Communications, 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.

6 February 2023 - 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.

6 February 2023 - Communications.

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.

6 February 2023 - Communications.

What motivates people to gamble?

We wanted to learn more about what motivates people to gamble and how gambling fits into their lives.

6 February 2023 - Communications.

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