As the gambling reforms are introduced, we want to gather evidence as to how they are providing benefits and analyse their impacts as the sector continues to change.


The Gambling team wants to broaden and strengthen its evidence base around the harmful effects of gambling and the impacts of regulation and address the barriers to gambling data access and use. Gathering evidence on the key drivers and behavioural patterns behind harmful gambling and assessing the economic and wider societal value of the sector are of key interest to the directorate. The majority of gambling is now online. Digital analytics can provide granular data to help us better understand and prevent problem gambling. At present, the government, regulators and academia have limited access to this level of data. The Gambling team wants to address this challenge and support research and regulation mainly through primary data collection from gambling users and operators and effective technical collaboration.

Next steps

Get in touch with


This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

DCMS areas of research interest GOV UK

Related UKRI funded projects