Tag Archives: NatCen

Ben Haden: Wider perspectives needed to improve research on gambling prevalence 

At the start of 2021, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) launched a pilot scheme to test new research methodologies on how data is collected on the participation and engagement of UK adults with gambling products and services.  Project lead Ben Haden, the Commission’s Director of Research and Statistics, has shared his reflections on the pilot’s first-stage developments, which will be …

Read More »

GambleAware study recognises deep contrasts of UK online gambling

GambleAware has published the findings of its ‘interim research’ conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) on the gambling habits of ‘close to 140,000 active online gambling accounts’. The research undertaken between July 2018 and June 2019 was commissioned to provide gambling stakeholders with a greater understanding of online gambling customer behaviours and habits. The intelligence, gathered in …

Read More »

GambleAware report calls for more support for BAME community

A new report commissioned by GambleAware has revealed that there is insufficient awareness among the UK’s BAME communities regarding the help and support available for problem gamblers. The report, which aimed to analyse the experiences towards gambling among the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, surveyed a number of different focus groups. The report questioned individuals between the ages of …

Read More »

RGT greenlights further loyalty card player research

The Responsible Gambling Trust, the industry-funded organisation that commissions research, treatment and education initiatives around problem gambling, has commissioned NatCen Social Research to conduct a follow-up to a survey of bookmaker loyalty card holders first published in 2014. Researchers will measure problem gambling rates and study reasons for behaviour change since the original survey. The 2014 survey of bookmaker loyalty …

Read More »

Experts looking into FOBT behaviours

A consortium made-up of NatCen Social Research, Featurespace and Geofutures has been commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) to undertake a new piece of research into gaming machines in bookmakers. The consortium has been tasked with exploring whether data from gaming machines can be linked to problem gambling. Featurespace will analyse how industry data may be used to potentially …

Read More »