GambleAware to Provide £4 Million for Responsible Gambling Research Hub

The GambleAware brand is known as one of the United Kingdom’s largest problem gambling charities. And it’s about to garner a lot more attention, considering it has committed itself to give £4 million in funding towards the country’s first-ever academic research hub. This will specialize in research on gambling harm and all things related.

Utilizing an eight-month grant award process, GambleAware will be one of a few donors helping to fund the hub. The reason behind the organization doing this is that it believes it will very much support its own goals of crafting a society that is 100% safe from gambling-related harm. Other donors have yet to be announced, but GambleAware is confident that further funding will be secured in order to support the continued growth of the hub beyond its own £4 million.

Through the new hub, the range of academic disciplines engaged with gambling harms research within the UK hopes to be widened significantly. This has the prime aim of supporting and informing on the greater spectrum of those organizations providing treatment, as well as details on those agencies looking to both prevent and reduce addiction.

A single university will host the responsible gambling hub, and a number of these have submitted their own applications to be the one to take it on. However, the hub is set to work both within that institution as well as on an external basis with other academics and extra partners.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for a British university to develop and innovate in a relatively under-researched field, bringing to bear a much wider range of academic disciplines than are currently engaged in gambling harms research”, said Alison Clare, operating as the interim research director at GambleAware. “It’s a different type of grant award to the smaller projects and programs in our current research portfolio”, she continued. Through it, GambleAware is working at an arm’s length approach when it comes to the guidance of the research area to cover.

This comes about following the relaunch of GambleAware’s Bet Regret campaign. This has come into effect at the same time as the 2020-21 Premier League season, as football remains a popular sport for people to bet on.

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