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    Default Report: Gambling addiction on the rise in England

    NHS England, an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health and Social Care, reports that gambling-related admissions are up 28% over the past two years.

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    There were 379 such admissions to hospital in 2018/19, up 28% on 2015/16, according to NHS Digital figures that include those diagnosed as having a “pathological” gambling addiction.

    Gambling disorder is linked to compulsive behaviour, the risk of self-harm and substance misuse. It also occurs in conjunction with serious mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.

    The north-west had the greatest number of admissions over the past year, followed by London. About a sixth of those admitted to hospital across England, Scotland and Wales were under 25 but it was unclear how many were children.

    The number of children classed as having a gambling problem is 55,000, while 450,000 under-18s bet regularly, according to industry regulator the Gambling Commission.
    Read the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/...than-one-a-day

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    28% on such a low number isn't really that much is it. It's people trying to push their agenda about gambling as usual.

    Let's say the figure was 1 person, then 2 people be one a 100% increase. Sounds dramatic right.

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    I could swear I've read before that problem gamblers, world wide, was something under 2 percent. It didn't matter if there was a casino next door, 100 miles away, or touch of a finger Internet access to gambling... the problematic percentage of the population was the same.

    I can't really confirm that now and don't recall where I read it other than I think it was maybe an .edu study on online poker.

    I did find information on US gambling addiction: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK230631/
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzz View Post
    There were 379 such admissions to hospital in 2018/19, up 28% on 2015/16, according to NHS Digital figures that include those diagnosed as having a “pathological” gambling addiction.

    Gambling disorder is linked to compulsive behaviour, the risk of self-harm and substance misuse. It also occurs in conjunction with serious mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.

    The north-west had the greatest number of admissions over the past year, followed by London. About a sixth of those admitted to hospital across England, Scotland and Wales were under 25 but it was unclear how many were children.

    The number of children classed as having a gambling problem is 55,000, while 450,000 under-18s bet regularly, according to industry regulator the Gambling Commission.
    A couple of things spring in to my mind.

    1/ Given the blanket advertising swamp about problem gambling and gamble aware - does a 28% increase to just 379 admissions show that the real numbers of people with issues are way, way, way below their numbers of 55,000 children and 1% of the population.

    2/ And what is with "admitting to hospital" ? What are you going to do? Despite the new SJW thinking that gambling addiction is a "disease" or an "illness" what exactly is the hospital going to do? Give the person a large injection of common sense? Ouch that will hurt.

    But then people invested in the "you need to pay me government funds to study and research this harmful issue" are never going to say - oh - it turns out that there isn't much to see here - are they?

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    Wait. Should I read it in the way that all the 18+ GAMBLINGAWARE links on websites over the past two years did nothing? Or maybe caused people to gamble even more problematically?
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    Interesting. So can it be verified if gaming addition reached in peaks in the U.S, Canada, Australia and New Zealand? I'm a sports and media agent, and I used to be more active in the gaming space, but after learning more about the addiction factor I eased off and just do modest reporting and promotion of the sports betting, and a touch of gaming, when I trust the brands safeguards. I look forward to learning more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzz View Post
    NHS England, an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health and Social Care, reports that gambling-related admissions are up 28% over the past two years.

    From The Guardian:

    Read the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/...than-one-a-day

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    Interesting. With various issues in society, such as gaming and gambling addition, there are a few levels... At the surface, below the surface, above the surface, and totally hidden. For these reasons and more its hard to know the real numbers. Some people will admit to having an issue while others will not. Some might not even realize they have an addiction before its too late. Thanks for the insight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    A couple of things spring in to my mind.

    1/ Given the blanket advertising swamp about problem gambling and gamble aware - does a 28% increase to just 379 admissions show that the real numbers of people with issues are way, way, way below their numbers of 55,000 children and 1% of the population.

    2/ And what is with "admitting to hospital" ? What are you going to do? Despite the new SJW thinking that gambling addiction is a "disease" or an "illness" what exactly is the hospital going to do? Give the person a large injection of common sense? Ouch that will hurt.

    But then people invested in the "you need to pay me government funds to study and research this harmful issue" are never going to say - oh - it turns out that there isn't much to see here - are they?

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