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The UK Gambling Commission announced that they've signed a partnership deal with Canadian responsible gaming group Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) to help advance the UK's responsible gaming programs.
The agreement will see the Gambling Commission providing some funding for GREO programs, namely Prevention and Education, as well as Treatment and Support. GREO has been working to look into various ways to fight addiction related to gambling, and they're set to participate in the 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling later this month.
Commenting on the agreement UKGC Executive Director Tim Miller said, "The new role for GREO to support the National Strategy is a perfect example of the collaboration we called for in the Strategy. GREO is a well-respected independent research organisation with a wealth of experience in gambling research and dissemination. Ultimately, their expertise, networks and insight will help us and our partners to accelerate progress over the next three years."
GREO's Trudy Smit Quosai added: "We are thrilled to announced our work as part of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. It means we will be working with the best thinkers around the world to help tackle the issue and provide independent, evidence-based research to support the strategy's priorities."