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Gambling problems rising

9th October 2009

The charity Gamcare, which deals with gambling addicts, says the number of people looking for help with betting problems is up by more than 20% in a year.

In 2007, 9,000 people contacted the organisations, with more than a third aged 18-25 and a significant proportion being students who are increasingly getting hooked to online gambling to try to pay off their loans. The Gambling Commission, the industry watchdog, says there are up to 300,000 problem gamblers are in Britain.

 

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