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Standard Review Panel

Meeting of the Safer Gambling Standard Review Panel

An expert panel reviews the Safer Gambling Standard on an annual basis to incorporate changes in regulatory requirements and good practice guidelines, the opinions of GamCare service users, and new insights from academic research.

The panel consists of independent experts in the field of safer gambling and does not include a representative of the gambling industry.

Meet our panel

Jas Bindarh

GamCare Board Member

A financial services regulatory risk specialist who joined GamCare’s Board in April 2023. Has also worked extensively with charities and organisations in the gambling harms space, as well as mental health service providers as a service user consultant. 

Prof. David Forrest


Professor of Economics at University of Liverpool with a special interest in gambling.

Karen McArthur

Non-Executive Director

An experienced non-executive director who has had key roles on the boards of several other standards with a focus on sustainable business.

Adam Rivers

Partner, KPMG

Partner at KPMG and specialist consultant and economist for the gambling industry.

Dan Waugh


Provides consultancy to gambling businesses on the development of responsible gambling programmes and has also written extensively on regulatory matters. Previously, Chairman of the Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and worked at The Rank Group.

GamCare service users

GamCare service users are at the heart of everything we do. We canvas the opinions of our service users through surveys, panels and anecdotal feedback and these opinions flow through to the Standard each year.

Share your views on the Safer Gambling Standard criteria

Tell our panel what you think about the current Standard and how businesses can ensure a safer gambling environment for all.

Tell us what you think

How assurance benefits customers

  • You’re using a business that focuses on customer safety
  • You get access to tools and information to manage your gambling
  • You’ll receive support if concerning changes in your play are detected