25,000 children in Britain are problem gamblers, report finds

Posted on December 12, 2017 by admin
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About 25,000 children between 11 and 16 are problem gamblers, with many learning to bet via computer games and social media, according to a report that has prompted warnings that the UK is “sleepwalking into a future public health storm”.

In its annual survey of youth gambling, the industry regulator the Gambling Commission voiced fears that children were gambling in a “consequence-free environment”, including through so-called “skins” betting on video games.

Read the full story in The Guardian.