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Discussion on a new national strategy to reduce gambling harms

12 December 2018

The current National Responsible Gambling Strategy comes to an end in March 2019 and we are developing a new national strategy to reduce gambling harms.

We committed in our business plan to develop the new strategy and continue to be committed to driving and encouraging progress within our remit. However, we are only one of the bodies with a role to play, and will work together with Government, public health, the charitable sector and gambling businesses in order to make real progress to reduce gambling harms.

We want as many people and organisations as possible to have a voice in shaping the strategy and the arrangements needed to deliver it.

Your views are being sought on the five proposed priority areas for action over the life of the strategy.

We are also conducting a formal consultation under Section 24 of the Gambling Act 2005 on proposed amendments to the LCCP requirement on gambling businesses to contribute to research, prevention and treatment, and associated arrangements needed to deliver the strategy.

An amendment to LCCP is proposed to specify that licensees’ contributions under this provision are made to one or more organisations that are approved by the Commission. This is intended to give clarity to gambling businesses on how they can ensure they are compliant.

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