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No gambling crisis, but regulators concerned about prevalence

Oct 6th, 2022 | Category: EDITORS' FORUM | 9:08
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#JamaicaGleaner #Gambling #BGLC #BettingGamingLotteriesCommission OCTOBER 6, 2022: A recent study has found that almost 13 per cent of Jamaicans are considered problem or moderate problem gamblers, but stakeholders have asserted that the country is not facing a crisis. Problem gamblers are those who experience negative consequences and a possible loss of control, while moderate risk gamblers are those who show some level of problems leading to negative consequences. Youth aged 18 to 24 years have the highest problem-gambling prevalence, followed by those in the 25 to 29 age cohort. These are among the findings in Investigation of Adult Gambling in Jamaica, a $10 million study commissioned by the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) and RISE Life Management Services.

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