Gambling related harm

I welcome more action to both highlight and identify gambling related harm and the issues this can cause for individuals and their family members.

The Gambling Commission report indicates that Total Gross Gambling Yield is £13.9bn which should mean the industry provides £14m (0.1% of GGY) to GambleAware to support their work into research and treatment.

Alongside this, the report highlights there are 33,648 B2 (FOBT) machines in the UK which continue to allow players to lose up to £100 per spin. It’s time for the UK Government to implement the £2 maximum unit stake on FOBTs.