National Safer Gambling Strategy / YGAM Strategy

National Safer Gambling Strategy / YGAM Strategy

YGAM has responded to the Gambling Commission’s consultation on a new national strategy to reduce gambling harms and proposed amendments to LCCP requirements on gambling businesses to contribute to research, prevention, and treatment.

Our response is focused particularly around Priority Action 2: Prevention and the proposed changes to the LCCP and captures our discussions with education leaders, parents, young people, third sector organisations, gambling operators, and those affected negatively by gambling.

As members of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) Advisory Group it has been pleasing to witness the progression of the current strategy and meet many of the current stakeholders involved in its delivery. Progress against the current strategy has been good in some Priority Actions and we have witnessed some useful cross-industry collaboration (i.e. around self-exclusion). However, the current strategy, while bold and thorough YGAM feels it has too many priority areas (i.e. Priority Actions). The sheer number of Priority Actions has meant that some priorities have been slow or very limited in their progress. Therefore, YGAM agrees with the new emerging national strategy 2019 – 2021 and the focusing of priorities.

To read our full submission CLICK HERE

In addition, our trustees are also publishing the final consultative draft to the YGAM national strategy, which has been in development over the past six months which we have invited feedback from a range of stakeholders. Our trustees are seeking to approve the YGAM national strategy at our March 2019 board meeting.

To view our proposed national strategy CLICK HERE