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.