UK: Behavioural Insights Team launches Gambling Policy & Research Unit

The BIT unit will be funded through regulatory settlements.
The BIT unit will be funded through regulatory settlements.

BIT hopes to help make the UK gambling market the most safely regulated in the world.

UK.- The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has launched a Gambling Policy & Research Unit that aims “to make the UK gambling market the most safely regulated in the world.”

The unit will be funded through regulatory settlements for socially responsible purposes approved by the Gambling Commission. It will sit within BIT’s Economic Policy team, led by Aisling Ní Chonaire, head of consumer and business markets.

Nida Broughton, BIT’s director of economic policy, said: “The new Gambling Policy & Research Unit will allow us to develop and test brand new ideas to reduce the psychological, social and financial impacts of problem gambling on families.”

Tim Miller, Gambling Commission executive director, said: “Tackling gambling harms is at the heart of our work as a regulator. The pilots that BIT will run will be an important step in identifying approaches that can make a real difference in reducing harms.”

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