Gambling is a risk-taking behaviour – it carries a risk of harm for the person who gambles, for the people close to that person, and for the society they live in.

We advocate taking a public health approach to gambling and gambling-related harms. This involves looking at how gambling harms affect the whole population, and how harm can be prevented. It also involves determining who is most at risk of experiencing gambling harm (e.g. people living in more deprived areas), and targeting interventions and resources to reduce health inequalities.