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Study finds gambling rates soared during lockdown/pandemic



During the early days of the pandemic many public health officials expressed concerns that cooped up people would turn to online gambling as a means of distraction from the creeping terror of the corona virus. A study recently published in the Journal of Gambling Studies, confirms that belief by showing that regular gamblers were six times more likely to engage in online gambling during lockdown.

Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Medical School queried 2600 adults who had previously answered questions about their gambling habits for the school as part of the ongoing the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children Read more.

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