Research in the UK shows that problem gamblers are more likely to offer scratchable lottery tickets to their children, and therefore likely set them on a path toward gambling. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
after-effects of gambling
Mental health and stability remain the focus of investigators amid the unprecedented rise in gambling around the world.
The use of scratches, which are thrown away with birthdays and Christmas gifts for many
Research from the UK revealed that problem gamblers tend to sow the seeds of annoying traits in their children through the use of scratchers, which are often tossed with birthday and Christmas presents. While analyzing the results, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is also looking at ten suicides for fear of harmful gambling links.
The results of both the survey and investigations could dictate a new course for a positive but weak market, which appears destined to dominate the entertainment world.
scratches; Scratch-offs are one dollar bit of gambling deals available at any corner store, gas station, or grocery store. Tickets provide fun and anticipation and protect customers from the serious disappointment of a low purchase price.
However, the insignificance of the monetary value of tickets can be overshadowed by their long-term adverse effects.
As I mentioned Watchman According to a YouGov study commissioned by British gambling charity GamCare, a specific portion of problem gamblers enjoy playing scratcher with their children.
38% of problem gamblers have bought tickets for their children
The study surveyed 4,000 UK-based parents aged 16 and over, and 12% admitted to buying scratchers for their children. YouGov used this information to determine that 38% of problem gamblers had purchased tickets for their children, and 22% of young gamblers had handed out tickets for their youngsters.
However, National Lottery data indicates that gambling problems are declining. The lottery recorded scratch-off sales of 1.73 billion pounds ($2.03 billion) in the first half of the 2021-22 financial year, up 1.6% year-on-year. At the same time, the UK gambling addiction rate fell from 0.4% to 0.2%.
Alexa Roseblade of GamCare notes that people “regularly” find other ways to gamble. Despite this, early exposure to scratching also provides parents with an opportunity to inform their children about the dangers of addiction.
UKGC asks for answers
Unfortunately, cases of problem gambling are not always trivial because simple numbers make it seem.
Recently, the UK regulator contacted operators who may have conducted business with ten suicide victims, including former Oxford United footballer Joey Beauchamp.
Earnings and More said in their Substack News account that they had obtained a letter sent to the operators, which read as follows:
“At this point, we simply request (that) you review your customer database and report if you have any records of a customer relationship with any of these individuals.”
“Due to the limited nature of the information we have provided, you may wish to perform open source checks or other cross-reference checks of what you find.”
clarification if [the companies] They were aware of any concerns about harm associated with gambling.”
If the operators hand over the date with the deceased, the organizer will ask for information about the amounts bet, “clarify if [the companies] were aware of any concerns about the harm associated with gambling and about whether [the companies] They knew that an individual had committed suicide.”
UKGC has been buzzing on several fronts lately. Last year, the commission fined Aspers Casino in Stratford, London, 650,000 pounds ($760,347) for social responsibility failures after it was revealed that a 37-year-old had committed suicide the same night he lost 25,000 pounds (29,244). dollars) in roulette and slot machines. .
Last month, the commission suspended Bet-at-Home’s betting license due to lack of social responsibility and fear of money laundering.
The UKGC has also been part of a government campaign to put pressure on Premier League teams amid a looming gambling ad ban.