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. From 1 April 2012 the Responsible Gambling Trust are 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 groups.
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.