The Commission, in collaboration with the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board and Gamble Aware have published a report looking at how we might understand the range of harms gambling can have on individuals, families, communities and society.
The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board have published their research programme for 2019 – 2022. It will be focused on 6 thematic areas.
Evidence indicates that particular groups are more vulnerable to gambling related harm than others, for example, mental health issues, homelessness and other addictive behaviours.
- Citizens Advice has published research into the causes and impacts of problem gambling and gambling related harms. The study estimates that for every problem gambler, between 6 and 10 additional people are directly affected.
- A pilot study of people held in custody suites identified 13% were at risk of, or experiencing, gambling harm.
- Public Health England has published their health profiles for 2017. Health profiles highlight local issues and priorities for Health and Wellbeing Boards.
- The organisation Money and Mental Health have published a range of documents specifically focused on gambling, including one which looks at gambling behaviour and mental health.
- The IPPR think tank have produced a report exploring the fiscal costs of problem gambling to the UK economy.