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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.

27 September 2022 - 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.

27 September 2022 - 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.

27 September 2022 - 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.

27 September 2022 - 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.

27 September 2022 - Communications.

What motivates people to gamble?

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

27 September 2022 - Communications.

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