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RGSB publishes first annual assessment of progress with the National Responsible Gambling Strategy

Posted on 12 June 2017

The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board has today published its first assessment of how much progress has been made with delivering year one of the three year National Responsible Gambling Strategy.

The report summarises the progress that has been made in the delivery of the 12 Priority Actions in the Strategy, and identifies what more needs to be done to increase the pace of delivery over the next two years.

Speaking about the launch of the report, Sir Christopher Kelly, RGSB Chairman said: “The National Responsible Gambling Strategy set out an ambitious set of objectives. We welcome what has been achieved in this first year. But there is an enormous amount still to do and a number of areas where progress has so far been limited. We should not underestimate the challenges that remain if we are to make demonstrable progress by the end of the Strategy period. We hope that our report acts as a call to action for all those with a responsibility for minimising gambling-related harm to step up their efforts over the next 12 months.”

Notes to editors

1. The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board was set up in late 2008 to advise the Gambling Commission and, in turn, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on research, education and treatment programmes needed to support a national responsible gambling strategy and associated funding requirements.

2. The Gambling Commission regulates gambling in the public interest alongside licensing authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent advice to government on gambling in Britain.

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