Our aim is to minimise gambling-related harm. We are the Gambling Commission’s expert advisors and set the National Responsible Gambling Strategy and the priorities for research, education and treatment.
Our board members bring a wide range of experience including:
- preventive education
- public health
- treatment, addiction and counselling services
- social research
- knowledge of the gambling industry.
Why the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board was set up
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
- to advise the Gambling Commission and DCMS on a national responsible gambling strategy.
RGSB will determine the strategy and work closely with the GambleAware to ensure the strategy is effectively delivered.
The remit of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board
We are an independent expert body which:
- advises the Gambling Commission (and through them, the government) on the research, education and treatment elements in a national responsible gambling strategy
- determines and recommends to GambleAware (after consultation with stakeholders and experts) what research, education and treatment is required to reduce harm from problem gambling as part of an overall national responsible gambling strategy, and the levels of funding necessary to deliver the recommended priorities.
How the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board is funded
The Secretariat function for the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board is provided from within Gambling Commission resources.