The Gambling Watch UK website was set up by Jim Orford in 2012. Jim is Emeritus Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Birmingham. He has researched and written extensively about gambling and gambling problems. He was academic advisor to the 1999, 2007 and 2010 British Gambling Prevalence Surveys. His publications include: An Unsafe Bet? The Dangerous Rise of Gambling and the Debate We Should Be Having (2011) and The Gambling Establishment: Challenging the Power of the Modern Gambling Industry and Its (2019). He regularly speaks on radio or television about the need for gambling reform and has given evidence to several parliamentary groups and select committees.

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