IPH response to APG inquiry on public health approaches to gambling related harms in Northern Ireland
Gambling

In February 2023, the Institute of Public Health (IPH) responded to an inquiry on public health approaches to gambling-related harms in Northern Ireland, led by the All Party Group on Reducing Harm Related to Gambling.

In its response, the Institute made a series of recommendations, including the following:

  • The introduction of a Statutory Levy 
  • The introduction of a National multi-operator exclusion register  
  • Increased data collection, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Additional protection measures for children and those most vulnerable to gambling harms  

Recommendations were also made in relation to:

  • Accessibility to and density of land based gambling
  • Advertising marketing and sponsorship  
  • Cross-government, all-island health in all policies approach  
  • Defining roles for prevention and treatment services

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