The harm caused by disordered gambling is really in the public’s eye at the moment. But those people that have actually been harmed are rarely asked to talk about it.
There has to be a realisation that having the ability to articulate and communicate the right messages to ensure that the representation of EbEs is a productive process is challenging. We would like a cross section of individuals that can be called upon to represent their experiences and views, to ensure that any event that is deemed suitable for such representation, is done so to maximise the impact on those audiences. We all continue to be frustrated when we see the same old events happening without our involvement, yet we continually complain that we are not represented. Gamvisory Group can therefore be utilised as a ‘go-to’ for calling upon the right representations to be made.
Things in the gambling sphere are now moving at a rapid rate, so it’s absolutely essential that EbEs are utilised immediately so we can be involved in having our say on any changes that are coming. We believe that presently the representation of EbEs often comes from organisations that either receive direct funding from the industry or are indirectly funded via an unknown methodology by the Gambling Commission. If we were to receive any such funding to allow such representation of EbEs then we would do so in the knowledge that the experiences and views are not in any way determined or subjected to influence by doing so.