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  • Report
  • 23rd May 2024

Gambling support via financial services firms explore phase

In this report, BIT’s Gambling Policy & Research Unit presents its work, which explored how financial services firms can help to provide support to their customers who gamble. 

  • Report
  • 23rd Nov 2023

How do activity statements impact gambling behaviour?

In this report, BIT’s Gambling Policy & Research Unit presents findings from  a study looking at the impact of Activity Statements on gambling behaviour. We designed and tested four different versions of activity statements (see below), via an online randomised control trial (RCT) with 5463 people who gamble in the…

  • Blog
  • 14th Aug 2023

Moving to scale: highlights from year 2 of the gambling unit, and looking ahead to year 3

The past 12 months have seen big changes in the UK gambling space. The release of the white paper, of course, but also the largest fine for a gambling operator, partly for failing to protect those who gamble from harm. The end of these 12 months also marks the end…

  • Policy proposal
  • 1st Aug 2023

Using behavioural market design to align gambling operator incentives with consumer interests

This discussion paper presents ideas to reduce gambling harm by reshaping the market. In the UK gambling market, incentives are not strong enough for operators to prevent gambling harm, apart from at the extreme ends. A well-designed market would align operator incentives with improving consumer welfare and well-being.

  • Report
  • 30th May 2023

What can gambling support providers do to increase service uptake?

Roughly 4 in 10 people who have the greatest need for gambling treatment and support do not seek any form of treatment, advice or support. The Behavioural Insights Team’s (BIT) Gambling Policy and Research Unit (GPRU) collaborated with the TalkBanStop (TBS) to develop recommendations for how support service providers can…

  • Report
  • 3rd May 2023

Using behavioural insights to increase uptake of remote gambling support and treatment

This report sets out potential barriers and enablers to accessing gambling support and treatment, and has explored ways behavioural insights can be used to improve uptake of gambling support and treatment services.

  • Blog
  • 27th Apr 2023

High stakes for gamblers

After six ministers, four culture secretaries and too many years of waiting, the gambling white paper is finally here. Policy reviews tend not to set the pulse racing, but this one has the potential to make a real difference for a very vulnerable group of people. 

  • Blog
  • 9th Dec 2022

Atypical paths to play: Women, ethnic minorities & gambling related harms

Historically, gambling research has focused on the white male gambler. However this risks neglecting the growing number of women and ethnic minorities who are experiencing gambling harms

  • Blog
  • 6th Dec 2022

House of Lords hosts gambling harms event

On 29 November BIT's Gambling Policy and Research Unit (GPRU) held an event at the UK House of Lords bringing together key stakeholders, policy and decision makers who are working in the field of reducing gambling harms - GPRU's core mission. Attendees included representatives from industry organisations, support services and…

  • Report
  • 6th Jul 2022

Using a Behavioural Risk Audit to identify harmful design features on gambling websites

In the latest work by the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we carried out research into gambling operator sites, to identify design features that may harm people by leveraging behavioural biases.