Costs to society

  • Problem gambling costs UK up to £1.2bn a year, says report

    Problem gambling costs the UK up to £1.2bn a year, according to a report that its authors say should serve as a “wakeup call” to the government. The report, commissioned by charity GambleAware and written by the IPPR thinktank, charts the costs associated with problem gambling, such as mental health...
  • £12billion: That’s the staggering sum Britons now lose every year gambling

    Astonishing acts of self-mutilation afflicting both the Government and Opposition have so dominated the news that serious damage being done to society as a whole has been all but ignored. Thus the latest details of the sums sucked out of the pockets of Britons by the gambling industry slipped...
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