While many Brits don’t consider buying a lottery ticket to be ‘gambling,’ well over 60 % have participated (Image: BBC)
One in 20 British males between the many years of 16 to 24 is classified as either a moderate danger or a problem gambler, showing that young men are particularly vulnerable to gambling addiction issues, according to the UK’s Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
Brits Like to Gamble
The findings of the study that is recent the organization undertaken as part of a national general public health study by the HSCIC summarized gambling as a ‘majority’ pursuit in britain and showed that 68 per cent of males and 61 percent of women had gambled at least one time in the previous 12 months.
The findings have shown that those most likely to have a little gamble here and there are those aged between 24 and 75 years old on the whole.
But, the research also shows any particular one in six young men into the UK population reported one or more of problem gambling last year, and more than one in ten men through the age bracket that is youngest said they’d chase their losses through wagering more cash.
‘The increased levels of gambling engagement among young guys shows them as a particular group who may be prone to experiencing of gambling-related harm,’ noted the report.
Of the involved, a further one in 20 admitted feelings of shame about their gambling habits, and many also said they Lire la suite