Frequently asked questions about the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board.
The Gambling Commission identified the need for the creation of a Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, covering England, Scotland and Wales, to develop a strategic framework and priorities for the distribution of funding for gambling research, education and treatment, to advise on the funding needed to deliver them, and to advise the Gambling Commission and DCMS on a national responsible gambling strategy. RGSB originally formed part of a tripartite structure which comprised a single purpose fundraising body (The GREaT Foundation), led by the industry; a distributing body (The Responsible Gambling Fund); and RGSB, which determines the strategy and priorities for research,education and treatment, and passes a strategic funding framework to the Responsible Gambling Fund. From 1 April 2012 a new charity, the Responsible Gambling Trust will be responsible for both the fundraising and distribution functions. The RGSB will still determine the strategy and work closely with the Responsible Gambling Trust to ensure the strategy is effectively delivered.
We are an independent expert body which:
The Secretariat function for the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board is now provided from within Gambling Commission resources. In 2012/13 it will have a budget of £250,000 to support the Board and its use of expert panels.
The list of Board members can be found here.
Responsible gambling occurs where operators provide socially responsible gambling products and players are able to control their play. For more information on our understanding of responsible gambling, read section 1.3 in the document RGSB Initial Strategy and Priorities.