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Gambling and children and young people: A case for action

Posted on 26 June 2018

We have published advice to the Gambling Commission on children and young people and gambling.

Keeping children safe requires action by a range of organisations. This advice applies the available evidence and advises on where further debate is necessary and on where application of the precautionary principle may be appropriate.

RGSB board member, Heather Wardle’s accompanying briefing paper analyses data collected by the Gambling Commission.

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 Digital, 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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