BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF GAMBLING IS UNDERESTIMATED

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.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/17629812.bmj-economic-impact-of-gambling-is-underestimated/

The report is at –

https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1807

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.

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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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