The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is strengthening its focus on youth protection to ensure that children and young people are not harmed by gambling.

Building on work already underway by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), the regulator’s strengthened focus aims to ensure that the right protections are in place to reduce the risk of harm to children and young people.

The UKGC has called for all those responsible for safeguarding children to work together with the commission to address a number of issues identified by the RGSB. These include access and exposure to gambling by children and young people, digital and online risks, preventative education and treatment, and evidence collection and consumer engagement.

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