Young adults taking worrying gambling risks, according to new research

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  • Almost half risked more than they could afford
  • Two-thirds not spoken to anyone over concerns

Nearly half of all gamblers between the ages of 18 and 24 say they have risked more than they could afford to lose, one of a series of shocking statistics regarding younger gamblers revealed by new research.

Of young adults who had gambled in the past 12 months, 42% said they had taken financial risks in doing so, while 36% said they had either borrowed money or sold possessions in order to place a bet.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/nov/21/young-adults-taking-worrying-gambling-risks-according-to-new-research under the title “Young adults taking worrying gambling risks, according to new research”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.