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Gambling Watch UK. Why do we need it?

Alarm is now being widely expressed about modern gambling’s dangers for individual, family and community health. The tide of thoughtless expansion of gambling is turning. There is now support for reform across the political spectrum. Things have changed since the Gambling Watch UK website was set up in 2012. Then there was scarcely any organisation, independent of Government or the gambling providing industry, that was speaking critically on the subject of gambling.

But there is a long way to go still. With the help of website development and maintenance firm West5Web, Gambling Watch UK is being relaunched today. It will continue to work with others to press for change. What is needed now is a fundamental rethinking of our basic approach to gambling regulation, including a new Gambling Act and a proper National Government Strategy. We need Government to face up to its responsibility and have a serious rethink about the proper place of gambling in national life.

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Recent Updates

Dangerous features of modern online sports betting

09 Dec 2019

Online sports betting is developing so fast that regulators such as the Gambling Commission either can’t keep up or simply have not been given the powers to...

Spaniards protest about gambling centres

09 Dec 2019

Visit Spain now, as I did recently, and you will notice a new feature of its highstreets – gambling centres advertising a variety of ways of gambling...

Parliamentary group lambasts online gambling

05 Dec 2019

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling Related Harm (APPG-GRH) has produced an Interim Report into the Online Gambling Sector which does not mince...