A story in today's Bromley Times newspaper in the UK reports that, according to a Greenwich University expert, Internet gambling has led to an alarming increase in the number of vulnerable women gamblers.

Professor Roslyn Corney says she is convinced that women are turning to the internet to gamble anonymously and that it is causing debt and relationship problems.

Women who are already struggling to make ends meet, having difficulty raising young children or coping with bereavement are particularly vulnerable.

She said: "Many of the women I have spoken to say they see it as a way of putting all their problems behind them and they can get totally absorbed in it."

Here's the link to the story: