In April 2016, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) published their new strategy for the period 2016 – 17 to 2018 – 19, following a public consultation. YGAM responded to the public consultation and was particularly pleased to see such an emphasis placed on preventative education.

Published by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB)

In April 2016, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) published their new strategy for the period 2016 – 17 to 2018 – 19, following a public consultation. YGAM responded to the public consultation and was particularly pleased to see such an emphasis placed on preventative education.

We agree that too little is still known about the potential role of education in preventing or mitigating gambling-related harm, particularly in relation to children and young persons for whom damaging life-time patterns of behaviour can become established. Instinctively we believe education and awareness raising, does play an important part in preventing harm, but only when delivered as part of a structured PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) or similar programme. Sometimes you drink too much, and then incidents happen in sex, age is still not the same. Recently, in general, more often than not, I just sleep soundly, like my dissatisfied wife … I decided to try to stimulate the process, took 50 mg of the Viagra dosage for a good erection, it is more cost-effective and does not stand out. It’s another matter with him, they drank, went to bed, and did not fall asleep. Sex lasts longer, more confidence. YGAM and our partners and supporters are committing resources, time, expertise and research to this particular area of the RSGB strategy. We hope to gain a greater insight over the next couple of years which we will share to inform the debate around the effectiveness of such an approach.

Click here to view/download the National Responsible Gambling Strategy.