On 9th May, the National in Scotland reported that the BMJ has said the economic impact of gambling has been underestimated and called for a new gambling tax.  The BMJ report also highlights the low spend on prevention of gambling harm in the UK.

The report is at –

The report says that harms from gambling are generated through a range of political, legislative, commercial and interpersonal actions; and public health approaches to reduce harms related to gambling should encompass a range of population-based approaches supported by regulation, legislation. and funding.


The social-ecological model for gambling. Factors that influence the potential experience of harm.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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