British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010

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Wardle, Heather; Moody, Alison; Spence, Suzanne
Date of publication
1 February 2011
Social Policy
Social welfare
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The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010 is the third nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain. The key aims of the BGPS 2010 were to: 1) measure the prevalence of participation in all forms of commercial and private gambling; 2) estimate the prevalence of problem gambling; 3)investigate the socio-demographic factors associated with gambling and with problem gambling; 4) explore attitudes to gambling; and 5)where appropriate provide comparisons between pre- and post-implementation of the Gambling Act 2005. The findings of the BGPS will be used to help develop policy for the regulation of gambling and to advise the Secretary of State on gambling issues. The BGPS will also provide information on gambling to the industry, problem gambling charities and other key stakeholders.

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