12 action areas identified
The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), comprising the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB); The Amusement Machine Trade Association (BACTA); The Bingo Association (BA); National Casino Forum (NCF); and Remote Gambling Association (RGA), has backed the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board's (RGSB) recommendations for the next three years which were published today (Monday).
The RGSB's updated strategy identifies 12 areas for action including an improvement in understanding and measuring harm, increased understanding of the effects of product characteristics and environment, and improvement in the methods of identifying harmful play.
"A huge amount of work has gone into developing this strategy and it is something that we very much welcome," commented John Hagan, chairman of the IGRG.
"As an industry we are determined to minimise gambling related harm and from an IGRG perspective we will ensure that all current and future projects will fit within the remit of the new Strategy."
The full text of the strategy can be read on the UK Gambling Commission website here: http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/Press/2016/New-strategy-to-tackle-gambling-related-harm-launched.aspx
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