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National Strategic Assessment 2020

This report sets out our latest assessment of the issues we face and the risks that gambling poses to consumers and the public

  1. Contents
  2. The gambling product
  3. Key issues and risks

Key issues and risks

Key issues and risks

  • Online game and platform design: Understanding product and game characteristics and their links to harm should inform how games and platforms are made safer by design.
  • Gaming machines: The product characteristics of gaming machines combined with the environments in which they are made available present regulatory risks.
  • Higher risk products: Core product characteristics such as speed of play, frequency, staking options, return to player and accessibility should inform the risks to players and should guide the controls applied.
  • Product innovation: Product innovation should deliver positive consumer and regulatory outcomes and not be focused on commercial outcomes alone.
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