UKGC receives independent approval of GSGB

UKGC receives independent approval of GSGB

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UKGC receives independent approval of GSGB

The Gambling Commission has recently received an independent endorsement of the Gambling Survey for Great Britain.

The independent assessment mentioned in the UKGC’s latest announcement relates to the regulator’s GSGB initiative, which was initiated back in 2020 and aims to develop a high-quality gambling survey to adequately assess various key metrics of the gambling pastime across the United Kingdom, including participation rates and the prevalence of problematic gambling behaviors.

The GSGB was recently reviewed by Patrick Sturgis, a Professor at the London School of Economics, with the purpose of the assessment being to evaluate the GSGB’s approach to its objectives. The review also studied the survey’s potential impact on and relation with estimations of gambling rates and the prevalence of problematic behaviors, along with making recommendations for the regulatory authority to further improve the GSGB.

The Professor’s review of the survey was quite positive, which the UKGC mentioned is a sizable milestone in the GSGB’s lengthy development process. This is particularly important as the Commission will soon be publishing statistics from the survey’s 1st wave at the end of the month. The independent assessment made a few recommendations for the regulator, chief amongst which was to better understand any of the survey’s potential errors to ensure a high standard of accuracy for its results.

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