Gambling with the Health of Londoners: how are local authorities tackling the health consequences of gambling?

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: September 2020
Summary

Gambling-related harms are increasingly discussed as a public health issue. Whilst the number of physical gambling premises in the UK is reducing, they remain a point of access to gambling, especially for those who are digitally excluded and as such potentially vulnerable.

This research seeks to understand the London local authority decision-making process regarding licensing for gambling premises - how issues reach the policy agenda, how decisions are made, and how the decision-making process could be strengthened. Intended outputs include both historical and real-time mapping of gambling premises using Geographical Information System (GIS) software, and analysis of both relevant local documents and stakeholder interviews.

Partners & Collaborators

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Lead Investigator
Investigating Team
Mark Pettricrew (LSHTM)