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The pandemic has triggered a British online gambling crisis

By Katharina Kropshofer, Sara Moraca and Silvia Lazzaris, Wired

“The pandemic hit a country that was already home to big gamblers. A House of Lords report titled “Gambling Harm – Time for Action” published in July 2020 found that half the adults in the UK gamble at least once a month. A third of a million of UK citizens are “problem” or “disordered” gamblers.”

“Lockdowns, however, not only pushed gambling further into the online sphere. They also made people suffering from gambling addiction, those at risk of developing one, and those in recovery more vulnerable.”

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