UKGC publishes three-year evidence collection plan
The UKGC has recently published its Evidence Gaps and Priorities initiative, which will outline the regulator’s efforts for the upcoming few years.
The Gambling Commission’s latest program is aimed at enhancing its evidence database, along with its evidence collection efforts, which will help it in the fulfillment of its regulatory duties. Through this initiative, the regulator will also further its commitment to being an evidence-led organization.
The UKGC has set its focus on six different topics to collect research data for, which will include unauthorized gambling and its link to crime, the variability of gambling experiences, and the risks and characteristics of various gambling offerings. The program will also focus on gambling problems and players’ vulnerability to them, the impact of the various practices of operators, and the experiences of newer gamblers.
The regulator stated that it already has a solid base of information on these areas, however, the release of the country’s gambling white paper has brought with it an excellent opportunity to further enhance this knowledge base to elevate the commission’s player protection efforts.
This program is aimed at the forthcoming three years and follows the regulator’s recent announcement at the start of the month, in which the UKGC detailed its plans of implementing the white paper’s proposals over the coming few years.