Armed Forces Veterans’ Gambling Project


It is estimated that there are almost 3 million Armed Forces veterans in the UK. For many veterans, the transition to civilian life can be fraught with difficulties. Temptations to engage in risky behaviours, such as excessive forms of gambling, may start out innocent enough but can soon spiral out of control.

Currently, little is known about the extent of the challenges veterans face when dealing with a gambling problem and how this affects them and their families. The main aim of the Armed Forces Veterans Gambling project is to assess the occurrence of problem gambling in UK Armed Forces veterans.

TheArmed Forces Veterans  Gambling project is the first ever UK-wide survey of the prevalence of gambling related problems in Armed Forces veterans recruited from clinical and community settings.

This project is supported by funding from the Forces in Mind Trust and GambleAware.

If you would like to know more about the study or if you are keen to be involved, then please contact us via one of the confidential options below.

Research Assistants: Tori Miles MSc. Email

PhD Researcher: Glen Dighton MSc.

Follow us on Twitter: @VeteransGamUK

Telephone: 01792 603776

Principal Investigator: Professor Simon Dymond

Co-Investigators: Matt Fossey (Anglia Ruskin University), Lee Hogan (Bangor University), Neil Kitchiner (Veterans’ NHS Wales), Robert Rogers (Bangor University), Cherie Armour (Ulster University), Justyn Larcombe (EPIC Risk Management), and Liv Kosnes (Swansea Centre for Health Economics).