As well as reflecting on and learning from our own experiences, and consulting with a range of experts and meeting people who have worked in this area for many years, Gambling with Lives conducted a research review in May 2018 to identify the key public health issues associated with gambling and inform our own activities. We don't claim it is a comprehensive review, but it highlights the need for regulators, treatment providers, researchers, the industry and individuals to re-examine their thinking and approach to dealing with the public health issues connected with gambling.  The fully referenced document is available here.

Since 2020 we have published a number of reports summaring and commenting on research findings around a number of key topics. You can access the reports by clicking on the titles below.


  1. The Number of Gambling Related Suicides in the UK

  2. Gambling - Suicidal Ideation, Attempts and Completed Suicides

  3. Addictive Gambling Products

  4. The Inadequacy of Prevalence Measures

  5. Gambling and Comorbidity

  6. A Public Health Approach and "Responsible/Safer" Gambling

We also presented evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry, covering research gaps and failures in the arrangements for gambling disorder treatment.  You can access these by clinking on the titles below.

  1. Research Gaps

  2. Failures in Arrangements for Gambling Disorder Treatment

Some of the organisations on the links page also publish important research which

is available via their websites.  But the world of gambling research is fraught with

problems because of its dependence on industry funding and support, as made

clear in Goldsmith's Fair Game report ... so read critically and beware!