UKGC announces extension of consultation for two additional weeks

UKGC announces extension of consultation for two additional weeks

Added: February 22, 2021
Category: Blog, Industry News
Posted by: AffPapa
UKGC

The UKGC has announced the extension of the consultation period of its feedback on research methodologies concerning the abundance of problem gambling and the different gambling habits all over the UK.

The consolation was meant to end on the 12th of February. However, it has now been extended for an additional two weeks until the 26th of February, which is on a Friday. This extension will allow respondents to have more time to take part in the consultation, since it is a crucial part of the British government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act.

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission was asked to conduct a full review on its research methodologies in order to give the government and the local health services the correct and most precise data surrounding gambling participation and all the elements that lead to problem gambling.

This type of feedback will take a massive weight off of the UKGC’s shoulders by helping them review just how it collects data and offers statistics on gambling participation and behaviours in the country, all of which is assembled as specified by the government’s ‘Statistical Service in the Code of Practice for Statistics’.

This gambling review’s need for ‘reliable facts’ on statistics concerning problem gambling was deemed urgent and crucial  by the select committees’ of Lord Grade and Lord Foster.

Research methodologies are a major concern in this case, which makes public feedback and insights extremely necessary aside from important consultations on gambling affordability measures, more secure gambling interactions and extra customer care duties.