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Our vision is for Greater Manchester to be a place where no-one experiences gambling related harms

In Greater Manchester we are thinking differently about gambling by working to prevent and reduce the negative impacts of gambling on individuals, families and communities. 

Gambling can serious impact people who are harmed by it, including mental health, finances, and relationships. One in 15 Greater Manchester residents are experiencing gambling harm.

Gambling includes activities such as: betting on sports, online bingo and slots, casino games, and buying scratchcards. This may be online, in licensed premises, or between friends. Some elements of gaming (including for under 18s) have similarities to gambling, such as buying loot boxes or trading skins.

We are bringing together partners from across the 10 localities in Greater Manchester as part of our innovative public service reform and population health agenda to prevent and reduce gambling related harms in our communities.

“Gambling took so much more from me than money. It took my happiness, my motivation, my self-worth, my decency, my self-respect and it took my freedom.”

Expert by lived experience

Gambling harm reduction priorities

Our work is aligned around our priorities: