UK Health Survey Shows Young Males Most at Risk for Problem Gambling

UK Health Survey Shows Young Males Most at Risk for Problem Gambling

While many Brits don’t consider buying a lottery ticket to be ‘gambling,’ well over 60 per cent have participated (Image: BBC)

One in 20 British males between the many years of 16 to 24 may be classified as either a moderate risk or an issue gambler, showing that teenage boys are particularly vulnerable to gambling addiction issues, in line with the British’s Health insurance and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Brits Like to Gamble

The findings of the recent study from 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 % of males and 61 percent of women had gambled at least one time in the last 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.

However, the research also shows this 1 in six young men into the UK population reported one or more of issue gambling last year, and more than one in ten men from the youngest age bracket stated they would chase their losses through wagering more money.

‘The increased levels of gambling engagement among young guys shows them as a group that is particular may be at risk of experiencing of gambling-related damage,’ noted the report.

Of these involved, a further one in 20 admitted feelings of guilt about their gambling habits, and many even sai Continue reading “UK Health Survey Shows Young Males Most at Risk for Problem Gambling”