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The Gambling Commission is supporting new research exploring whether some gambling products and environments are more harmful than others.

Information about consumer gambling activity will be used as part of an extensive research project, jointly supported by the Commission’s expert advisors the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), and commissioned by GambleAware.

Gambling operators will be asked to provide data so it can be used to understand how products, environments and characteristics vary, and importantly, identify those more associated with harmful play. The Commission says that the aim is to request data from operators that can potentially be reused, where relevant, for further research projects.

RGSB has published a research brief, which sets out the proposed approach to the research. Once the research team is in place, operators will be contacted by the Commission to explain how they can get involved at an early stage. To read the Commission’s press release in full and for a link to the RGSB research brief, click here.