GambleAware, the independent charity funding gambling treatment in the U.K., issued a statement regarding its concerns about Britain’s upcoming White Paper and how further delays of the official review will put more players in harm’s way.

Last week, industry website Wagers Earnings and More released an exclusive substack article, revealing what it claims to be leaked details of the UK Gambling Act White Paper from "well-placed sources."

From Zoë Osmond, Chief Executive, GambleAware:

“We are deeply concerned by the risk of further delays to the gambling White Paper. Failure to act now puts more people at risk of gambling harms and only exacerbates what is an increasingly serious public health issue. We are concerned that the combination of the growing cost of living, ongoing impact of the pandemic and rise of online gambling may be creating a perfect storm, meaning more people are at risk of suffering gambling harm.

“We, and other third sector organisations need a committed and consistent approach to funding. This would ensure future certainty and stability to provide support and treatment, prevent further gambling harm and make more people aware of the risks of gambling."
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