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Research Publications

GambleAware has a key role to play in supporting and mobilising other partners in the research eco-system to undertake research, and to grow research capability across the field. GambleAware publishes its research to ensure it can be accessed easily and for free by anyone with an interest in the developing evidence base.

Findings from our commissioned research projects can be filtered by theme using the drop down menu below

An Integrated Approach To Safer Gambling
Revealing Reality

After working with five operators (Betfred (both retail and digital), Genting Casino, Buzz Bingo, Gamesys (Jackpotjoy brand) and 888 (Casino brand)) between autumn 2019 and summer 2020, Revealing Reality were able to identify that with the right tools and support in place, going forward, operators could make significant progress when developing successful safer gambling messages. By adopting this integrated approach, operators would be taking a preventative, rather than reactive, approach to safer gambling messaging and would therefore be able to frame safer gambling as the default way to play for all customers.

Disproportionate burdens of gambling harms among minority communities: A review of the literature
J. Levy, C. O'Driscoll & A. Sweet

Minority communities bear disproportionate burdens of harms associated with gambling in Great Britain. However, the literature to date indicates a lack of information about why these communities experience higher levels of gambling harm. This scoping review therefore seeks to identify the drivers for why minority communities experience more prevalent gambling harms. These include experiences of racism, discrimination, trauma, as well as cultural and linguistic barriers, and where communities live.

Gambling Among Adults from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities: a secondary analysis of the Gambling Treatment and Support Study
B. Gunstone & K. Gosschalk

This report presents the findings of a study to explore the usage of, and demand for, treatment and support services among gamblers and those affected by another’s gambling. The report focuses specifically on gamblers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on gambling behaviour, harms and demand for treatment and support
B. Gunstone, K. Gosschalk, O. Joyner, A. Diaconu & M. Sheikh

This report outlines the key findings of a study to explore the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on gambling behaviour and gambling harm. The first wave of the study was conducted in two phases in October 2019, and explored usage of and demand for treatment, advice or support, among gamblers and affected others.

Annual Statistics from the National Gambling Treatment Service (Great Britain) 2018/2019

The National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) is a network of organisations working together to provide confidential treatment and support for anyone experiencing gambling-related harms and is free to access across England, Scotland and Wales. The NGTS is commissioned by GambleAware, an independent grant-making charity, that takes a public health approach to reducing gambling harms. The data for the 2018/19 period is presented within this report.