Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) announces improvements to the Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising
The IGRG has today (20th August 2015) announced a range of improvements that will be made to the Industry Code (‘the Industry Code’) for Socially Responsible Advertising. These improvements will form part of a revised version of the Code and will be implemented within six months.
Ofcom has published audience research into gambling advertising on television.
Ofcom commissioned analysis earlier this year to look at the volume, scheduling, frequency and exposure of gambling advertising on UK television.
Ofcom initiated this research to help inform it about how television gambling advertising has changed since the market was liberalised by Parliament in 2007. This supports Ofcom’s role in monitoring and understanding the markets it regulates.
The research is based on analysis of BARB viewing data and categorises gambling adverts into four types: online casino and poker services; sports betting; bingo; and lotteries and scratch cards.
Understanding Society is an initiative by the Economic and Social Research Council with scientific leadership by the Institute for Social and EconomicResearch, University of Essex, and survey delivery by the National Centre for Social Research. The study has also been supported by the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Education, the Department for Transport, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Food Standards Agency, the Office for National Statistics, and the Department for Health.
There are four types of licence condition that may be attached to operating licences, under the Gambling Act 2005: general and individual conditions (which are attached by the Gambling Commission), conditions imposed by the Secretary of State (made through statutory instruments) and statutory conditions imposed by the Gambling Act 2005 itself.
The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) 2007 is the third in a series of nationwide surveys of the mental health of adults living in private households. The survey was commissioned by The NHS Information Centre for health and social care.
The survey consisted of two phases. The first included structured assessments and screening instruments for mental disorders, as well as questions on topics such as general health, service use, risk factors and demographics. There were 7641 interviews, lasting an average of 90 minutes each. 630 second phase interviews were carried out by clinically trained research interviewers. These focussed on conditions (such as psychosis, autism and personality disorder) with a low prevalence. There were too few cases in the sample for the phase two disorders to be analysed at Strategic Health Authority (SHA) level.
This review is one of a series of reviews of regulatory bodies undertaken at the invitation of HM Treasury and focusing on the assessment of regulatory performance against the Hampton principles and Macrory characteristics of effective inspection and enforcement.
The Gambling Act 2005 governs all aspects of gaming in England, Scotland and Wales.
These notes should be read in conjunction with the Gambling Act 2005. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act.
Therefore, where a section or a part of a section does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.
The Government’s response to the The Gambling Review Report which laid down the priciples for the 2005 Gambling Act.
Published in 2000 this report was commissioned to examine and make recommendations with an aim to update the 1968 Gambling Act.
The 1968 Gambling Act under which 90% of all casino licenses were issued.