National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms 2019 to 2022
The sole aim of this three-year (2019 to 2022) National Strategy was to move faster and go further to reduce gambling harms.
- Prevention and education
- Treatment and support
- Regulation and oversight
- Research to inform action
Gambling Commission actions
We will work with evaluation experts, and a range of stakeholders delivering interventions to reduce harm, including gambling businesses, to review and revise the 2016 RGSB evaluation protocol (PDF)
It may be appropriate to further supplement the protocol and existing guidance with additional or updated practical tools and advice, in order to raise standards in evaluation at the individual operator level and to begin to embed proportionate evaluation into both current practices, and at the beginning of new practices.
Crucially, we want to understand what does not work as much as what does, so that we can match our expectations to the most effective methods of reducing harms.
It is important that new measures or programmes are properly evaluated. For the Gambling Commission, this includes monitoring progress of significant new policy initiatives or regulatory changes and measuring progress against the strategy from the start. We will support and encourage other bodies to do the same.Previous section
Working in partnership
Last updated: 27 September 2022
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Callout added to detail that the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms ran until April 2022.