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The chief executive of the Gambling Commission has invited the finance industry to join a multi-sector partnership approach to tackling gambling harm.

Neil McArthur discussed the role of the finance sector during his keynote speech at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute’s virtual conference for financial service professionals. The conference is part of a two-year programme of work Money and Mental Health is undertaking which is aimed at engaging the financial sector in work to reduce gambling harm. A virtual event this year, it explored the innovations led by the financial sector in recent years, including the introduction of gambling blocking services, which stops a consumer’s bank account or debit card from being used for gambling transactions, whilst also exploring how further progress and innovation can be made in this space to drive progress in making gambling safer. To read the Commission’s press release in full, click here.