Uk Gambling Commission has partnered with Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) to develop a program of activity in its bid to support its new strategy – National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms.
The program of activity would be focused on two areas primarily – Prevention and Education, and Treatment and Support, applying research to policy and international collaboration. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) would fund the project.
Tim Miller, Executive Director at the Gambling Commission, said: “The new role for GREO to support the National Strategy is a perfect example of the collaboration we called for in the strategy. GREO is a well-respected independent research organization with a wealth of experience in gambling research and dissemination. Ultimately, their expertise, networks, and insight will help us and our partners to accelerate progress over the next three years.”
Trudy Smit Quosai from Gambling Research Exchange added: “We are thrilled to announce our work as part of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. It means we will be working with the best thinkers around the world to help tackle the issue and provide independent, evidence-based research to support the strategy’s priorities.”
Upon choosing GREO as its partner, UKGC considered the fact that the research and analysis firm is recognized as an international leader in mobilizing research evidence to reduce gambling harms.
GREO also said that a recent evaluation of their services reveal that they create $2.41 worth of value for every $1 invested.
“This demonstrates GREO’s capacity to move forward harm reduction initiatives in an exceptionally cost-effective manner,” the firm says.