A national responsible gambling scheme has been launched by the UK government. A board consisting of experts in ludomania, or problem gambling, will advise the UK Gambling Commission and in turn the Department of Media, Culture and Sport.
Baroness Neuberger will lead the new board, which will consist of experts in the field such as Neil Goulden, Paul Bellringer, Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Dr Sian Griffiths, David Guy, Richard Ives, Alan Jamieson, David Miers and Dr Gerda Reith.
“I am very pleased to be able to bring together so many talented and experienced individuals,' said Baroness Neuberger. 'Their collective expertise is extraordinary and, while our remit is challenging, I am confident that, together, we will deliver a robust British strategic framework for research, education and treatment.”
In addition, Professor Peter Collins of the Centre for the Study of Gambling will advise the new group in its first year of operations. The new board will help to develop a programme for assisting problem gamblers in the United Kingdom.