Framing a public health approach to gambling harms in Wales: Challenges and opportunities

Robert Rogers, Heather Wardle, Catherine A Sharp, Simon Dymond, Timothy J Davies, Karen Hughes , Gaynor Astbury

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Abstract

Recent years have seen substantial increases in the availability of gambling. In Great Britain, the gambling industry’s annual Gross Gambling Yield (GGY; that is, the difference between bets paid in and bets paid out) has increased to £14.4bn in 2017/18. This suggests that either more people are gambling or that those who do gamble are spending more money gambling than previously. These observations, along with rapid technological changes that now provide gambling products and services through online and mobile platforms to more sectors of the population, have heightened concerns about the numbers of people at-risk of experiencing gambling harms and associated social costs.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBangor University
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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