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- 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…
- 12th Sep 2023
How do slot game advert features impact gambling behaviour?
In this report, BIT’s Gambling Policy & Research Unit presents the findings from a study looking at the impact of slot game advert features on understanding, attitudes and gambling behaviour. We tested these features in adverts like those shown below, via an online randomised controlled trial (RCT) with 5,979 people…
- 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…
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- 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.
- 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…
- 18th May 2023
Features Used in Online Slot Game Adverts
This report from BIT's Gambling Policy & Research Unit involved a study of 100 online slot game adverts from August 2022 to February 2023, looking for features that could mislead people or encourage them to gamble more than they can afford. The most common features in slot game adverts found…
- 18th May 2023
We analysed the design features of 100 slot game adverts—here’s how
We analysed 100 slot game ads — and found dozens of behavioural biases
- 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.
- 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.