Singapore Problem Gambling At 10-year Low

SINGAPORE PROBLEM GAMBLING AT 10-YEAR LOW

06th February, 2015 at 07:58:56
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

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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