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The costs of gambling to UK society

07/01/2023 07:58 PM | Click to read full article

Ten police departments in the UK are now routinely checking suspects for symptoms of gambling addiction, just as they do for drug and alcohol addiction, in an effort to better understand how the issue is contributing to crime. Martin Armstrong of Statista notes that one of the many consequences associated with gambling in the UK is an anticipated £163 million in costs to the government as a result of criminal behaviour linked to the addiction.