As an evidence-based regulator we collaborate with local and international researchers and organisations to provide advice to the government about gambling behaviour in Great Britain.
We collect and analyse data to monitor changes that may have an impact on the regulatory framework and to make sure we are up-to-date with gambling industry statistics and gambling related research.
Covid-19 and the production of statistics
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we anticipate that there might be some changes to our regular statistical production and publication. The current disruption to the UK could impact some of our statistics, and accuracy may be affected due to lower sample sizes, or a reduced ability to offer demographic, regional or other breakdowns.
In some cases, the production of some data series may need to be suspended and we may find advantages in using other data sources.
Decisions on production and publication will be made on a case by case basis, taking into account what information is currently relevant given the situation, with the three pillars of the Code of Practice for Statistics (Trustworthiness, Quality and Value) guiding our decisions.
Giving everyone access to statistics at the same time remains a fundamental principle of the Code, but where this cannot be maintained we will be open and transparent about this and any other potential effects on our statistics. These decisions will be underpinned by the Office for Statistics Regulation’s guidance on Changes to statistical outputs during the coronavirus outbreak.
We will keep you informed as developments unfold. We remain committed to providing the best and most accurate information we can, serving the public good at a time when it is needed the most.
About the status of official statistics.
See all our statistics in our research library.