Problem Gambling on the Decline in England

According to a 2012 English health survey released by the UK Gambling Commission, interest in overall gambling has decreased therefore decreasing the number of problem gamblers.

A spokesman for the UK Gambling Commission says that the Commission intends to release its own gambling analysis which we can expect to see over the spring based on information from the Health Survey England and the Scottish Health Survey.

Rebekah Eden, the Commission’s programme director for evidence and analysis, said:

“The figures suggest that fewer people are experiencing gambling problems directly, but that there are groups of the population where the risks remain significantly greater. This puts even greater emphasis on the industry finding ways to identify people who are suffering problems or who are at risk, and intervening effectively.”

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