Gambling problems on the increase in the UK

Nearly three quarters of adults in the UK engaged in gambling last year, a survey for the Gambling Commission found.  The proportion of what the regulator calls ‘problem gamblers’ has also increased.

Two different systems for measuring if the gambler had a problem were used.  They looked for a variety of behaviours ranging from ‘chasing losses’ where the person makes more bets in an attempt to win back money already lost, to robbery to fund a gambling habit.

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