One child in every school class has gambling issue

Posted: 16th November 2022

Research by the Gambling Commission has revealed that 3.5% of children aged 11 to 16 struggle with a betting addiction or show signs of developing one. Its study also found that more girls than boys now have a gambling problem after the proportion with a betting addiction tripled during the past two years. The Gambling Commission also found that the gambling habits of parents are affecting children, with one in 14 youngsters saying their parents’ gambling had resulted in arguments or tension at home. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic, said: “[This is] a generation who no longer see gambling as something that belongs to the adult world. It is now seen as a common pastime and within reach due to the internet and to its close links to sport. There is an urgent need to review this exposure in the Gambling Review in order to reverse the process and protect future generations.”

Source: The Daily Telegraph The Times 

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