Gambling Watch UK

Questioning the present policy of support for the expansion of gambling in the UK and proposing alternative policies which would have the effect of preventing such expansion.

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Professor Jim Orford

Professor Jim Orford trained in clinical psychology and obtained his PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, London; spent mid-career years in Exeter occupying a joint NHS/University post, including directing the Clinical Psychology programme; and moved to Birmingham University in 1993. He has researched and written extensively about addiction and has a special interest in problem gambling. He served as an academic adviser for the British Gambling Prevalence Surveys of 2000, 2007 and 2010. Amongst his publications is the book An Unsafe Bet? The Dangerous Rise of Gambling and the Debate We Should Be Having, published in 2011. He is a founder of Gambling Watch UK.

Why Gambling Watch UK is needed?

Opportunities for gambling in Britain have increased very considerably in the last 20 years and were given further encouragement with the passing of the 2005 Gambling Act. The latest British Gambling Prevalence Survey, carried out in 2009/10, found that between one third and one half a million British adults experienced a gambling problem in the previous 12 months.
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Our Mission and Aims

Gambling Watch UK is an organisation, independent of Government or the gambling industry, which exists to question the present policy of support for the expansion of gambling in the UK and to propose alternative policies which would have the effect of preventing such expansion, which it's members believe is harmful from a public health perspective ...
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Support Gambling Watch UK

We believe there is overwhelming support for the view that there are already too many opportunities for gambling and that this is bad for individual, family and community health, but our voices need to be heard if we are to influence public policy. If you agree with the Mission and Aims of Gambling Watch UK, then please register your support.
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