GC: The Gambling Commission’s nationwide series of open events are proving an effective platform for meeting & discussing issues with groups of smaller licensed operators. In total to date, more than 200 smaller gambling businesses have attended the first 5 of the 15 events.
The main feature of each day has been an open forum with senior figures at the Commission. Operators have been able to make clear their concerns about the industry and the Commission has clarified its approach to issues such as self-exclusion and test purchasing.
Still to come are towns & cities as diverse as
The event forms part of the nationwide Festival of Social Science which is run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - the leading funder of social science research in the
The event will be showcasing the Visualisation and Other Methods of Expression (VOME) research project, which is seeking to raise awareness about online privacy. It involves academic researchers working with Sunderland City Council to produce tools to help online users deal with issues such as privacy of personal information and consenting to that information being used appropriately. It also aims to help those offering online services to respond more effectively to concerns about privacy.