Gambling Watch UK is independent of Government and the gambling industry. It will continue to question the present policy of support for the expansion of gambling in the UK and will propose alternative policies which would have the effect of preventing the harm associated with gambling. It maintains the view that the expansion of gambling is harmful from a public health perspective. It does not campaign for the total prohibition of gambling.


  • To generate debate about the role of gambling in our society.
  • To understand and challenge the arguments used by those who are lobbying for gambling expansion and against gambling reform.
  • To keep a critical watch on gambling policy developments in the UK and elsewhere.
  • To understand better the attitudes of the public towards gambling in its different forms.
  • To marshal support in opposition to gambling expansion.
  • To support other organisations nationally and internationally whose aims are in line with those of Gambling Watch UK.
  • To make positive policy proposals regarding gambling which are consistent with the organisation’s Mission Statement (See the Campaigns section for a list of our main priorities for change).

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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..

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