UKGC opens consultations on 2019 ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy’

Looking forward to developing new 2019 initiatives on gambling protections and player safeguards, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has opened discussions for its ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy’.

The UKGC’s open consultation on developing safer gambling protocols, structures, best practices and strategies will be open to stakeholders until March 2019.

As mentioned in previous commission updates, the UKGC seeks to broaden its stakeholders with regards to establishing new policies and initiatives protecting vulnerable consumers and under-age audiences.

“We committed in our business plan to develop the new strategy and continue to be committed to driving and encouraging progress within our remit,” said the UKGC in its consultation statement.

“However, we are only one of the bodies with a role to play, and will work together with Government, public health, the charitable sector and gambling businesses in order to make real progress to reduce gambling harms.

“We want as many people and organisations as possible to have a voice in shaping the strategy and the arrangements needed to deliver it.”

The consultation, set under the provisions of Section-24 of the Gambling Act 2005, will focus on contributing vital research on prevention and treatments, combined with ‘associated arrangements’ needed to deliver the strategy.

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