New initiative to teach Scottish pupils of the dangers of gambling Judith Duffy, The National · September 7, 2021 at 5:14 pm A programme is being developed for schools in Glasgow to help educate young people about gambling harms, as part of efforts to tackle it as a public health issue. The initiative has been revealed as a major summit is being held by the city council to examine how to address problem gambling. Glasgow has the most betting shops in the UK with one for every 3264 people, a recent report by the University of Bristol found. There are also huge concerns about the explosion in online gambling in recent years, with concerns harms may have been exacerbated during lockdown. The two-day online summit on September 13 and 14 is being organised by Glasgow City Council, supported by Public Health Scotland and the UK Gambling Commission.