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.
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This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:
Gambling is a past time regularly enjoyed by almost half the adult UK population. A small but nevertheless significant number of participants are at risk of becoming 'problem gamblers' (someone who suffers negative conse...
Funded by: Innovate UK
Lead research organisation: Eq-Connect Limited
The project is relevant because it focuses on identifying and protecting at-risk gamblers using behavioural analytics, which aligns with the question's interest in gathering evidence and analysing impacts of gambling reforms.
Bet Buddy, a London-based gaming analytics start-up, and City University London are collaborating to use Big Data to develop the world's most advanced consumer protection solutions to support the global $500bn gaming (i....
Funded by: Innovate UK
Lead research organisation: Bet Buddy Limited
The project is relevant because it uses Big Data and machine learning to develop consumer protection solutions for the gambling industry, which could provide evidence on the impacts of gambling reforms.
Around 2 million people experience some harms from gambling, and many gamble on live events (including sports) and online. The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated unprecedented restrictions on people's movements and inter...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: University of Stirling
The project is relevant because it aims to provide high quality evidence on changing patterns and context of gambling behaviours during COVID-19, which could be used to analyse the impacts of gambling reforms.