The fiscal costs and benefits of problem gambling: towards better estimates
Think tank: National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
Author(s): Prof Arnab Bhattacharjee; Prof Peter Dolton; Max Mosley; Prof Adrian Pabst
April 14, 2023
This report from UK think tank NIESR looks at the fiscal benefits and costs of gambling.
This report, from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, examines the fiscal benefits and costs of gambling. It finds the cost to the Exchequer that is associated with people experiencing ‘problem gambling’ amounts to at least £3,700 per year per person, with the bulk of the burden linked to higher welfare payments, increased healthcare, criminal justice costs and the costs of homelessness.