According to a report by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), problem gambling is the number one concern of gambling regulators across the globe.
The IAGR finds that 88% of the regulatory bodies who participated in the group’s new ‘Gambling Regulation – Global Developments 2018-19’ survey are focused on tackling compulsive gambling issues and problem gambling in their jurisdictions.
The latest figures are an improvement over the previous – 82% when the data was last compiled in 2017.
The report also says, based on data provided by 44 jurisdictions, that number-based games such lotto remain the most popular form of gambling.
IAGR President Paul Newson said: “This is a tremendous tool to promote greater information sharing and collaboration around policy development and industry supervision where we exercise similar functions and confront common issues and challenges.”
“Through increased collaboration across jurisdictions, we can advance efficient and effective gambling regulation and inform a collective focus and priority where the risks are greatest.”
According to the report, the biggest challenge for gambling regulators across the globe has been the changing regulations in neighboring countries.