Gambling losses in online gaming very skewed to deprived areas – UK study

Major report raises concern at low intervention by firms and puts pressure on government review

More than 420,000 British gamblers lose at least £2,000 a year, according to a major report that warns losses on the most addictive products are “strongly skewed” towards deprived areas.

The report lays bare the punishing losses incurred by the heaviest gamblers and raises “concern” at the low level of intervention by gambling companies to prevent them suffering harm.

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