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SINGAPORE PROBLEM GAMBLING AT 10-YEAR LOW
06th February, 2015 at 07:58:56
2014 Gambling Participation Study Results
According to Xinhua news agency, the Singapore Government' s latest Gambling Participation Survey shows problem gambling
at a 10-Year low.
The study conducted every three years surveyed 3000 residents over 18 years of age.
Results indicated that 0.7% of the population had a problem with gambling, a decline as opposed to 2.6% in 2011.
The overall gambling rate of Singapore residents declined to 44% in 2014 (2011: 47 percent) a figure impacted by increased advertising, awareness and assistance offered.
Other stats included:
* 83% of pathological gamblers exhibit such behaviour at least once a week, up from the 68% in 2011.
* 18% of problem gamblers had begun gambling younger than 18 years old, up from the 5% in 2011.
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