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Gambling Commission sets out it future research programme Published Date: 25/05/2023

As part of the commission's role as a "people-focussed and evidence-led regulator", it has set out its "Evidence Gaps and Priorities" direction of travel for the next three years.

Through the programme, the Gambling Commission has identified six evidence themes which cover the gaps and research questions that must be answered to enable it to "regulate effectively". Those six themes are:

  • early gambling experiences and gateway products 
  • the range and variability of gambling experiences 
  • gambling-related harms and vulnerability 
  • the impact of operator practices 
  • product characteristics and risk
  • illegal gambling and crime.

The Commission said on its website:

"These themes build on the strong foundation already in place. However, with the Gambling Act Review White Paper now published, the next few years provide a further opportunity to make real progress towards making gambling in Great Britain safer, fairer and crime-free."