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Addiction

20 May 2011

Internet fuelling spread of problem gambling

Problem gambling will become more widespread because of the increasing availability, especially online, of gambling opportunities, said experts who call for more research to improve understanding and treatment of the disorder.

Problem gambling will become more widespread because of the increasing availability, especially online, of gambling opportunities, said experts who called for more research to improve understanding and treatment of the disorder.

Genetic factors play a role in gambling disorders, as do environmental factors such as accessibility to gambling, location and type of gambling establishment, and childhood exposure to gambling through parents with a gambling problem.

Gamblers don't seek treatment

 

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