The House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry has today issued its call for evidence.
Issues relating to the gambling industry and individuals affected by disordered gambling are varied, and many are without research or reliable facts. The Committee has focused its inquiry on issues including: the current state of the industry; the lack of accurate estimates of the extent of the problem; developments in gambling habits, in particular online gambling; the ‘gamblification’ of sport; the industry’s contribution towards research, education and treatment of problem gamblers; whether those who need help have access to it; advertising; and lotteries.
Questions the Committee asks in its call for evidence include:
View the full call for evidence here.
Lord Grade of Yarmouth, the Chairman of the Select Committee, said: “We know that the effects of gambling on individuals and families can be devastating. This Committee seeks further to understand the issues, in an area where concrete evidence is lacking, and to explore options for improvement.
“The Committee is keen to receive evidence from a wide range of individuals, organisations and any sectors or groups in society effected. We encourage anyone with experience of the issues to share their views, and participate in this vital inquiry.”