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Responsible Gambling Strategy Board publishes assessment of the quantum of funding required to deliver the National Responsible Gambling Strategy

Posted on 17 January 2017

The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board has published its assessment of the quantum of funding required to deliver the National Responsible Gambling Strategy.

The paper focuses on the costs that are likely to fall on GambleAware. This needs to be raised from the gambling industry and other relevant stakeholders who are committed to minimising gambling-related harm.

Sir Christopher Kelly, RGSB Chairman said:

“When we published the strategy, we said its success was dependent on sufficient funds being made available to support its delivery. We encourage everyone with a responsibility for the delivery of the strategy, particularly the gambling industry, to ensure they are playing their part in meeting this commitment.”

He added “Channelling funding through GambleAware helps provide a coordinated approach leading to better value for money and more impact.”

The paper sets out an independent assessment of quantum of funding required. However, the paper also notes that making an accurate assessment is very difficult as there are a number of factors that could drive costs up or down.

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