UK Regulator Seeks Seven-Fold Increase In Safer Gambling Funding

The chairman of the UK Gambling Commission has called for a seven-fold increase in annual industry contributions for education, prevention and treatment of gambling disorders, to at least £70m, to fund a "seismic shift in harm prevention".

With the commission launching its new three-year National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, commissioning bodies such as industry-funded GambleAware cannot continue to rely on "uncertain and unpredictable voluntary funding streams", Bill Moyes, the chairman, said.

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