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Many socio‐demographic factors correlate with problem gambling
… male gender, lower education, younger age, being single or divorced, being unemployed or laid off from work, sick leave, retirement on pension for health reasons and lower income?
Only a minority of pathological gamblers seek help
Women and ethnic minorities have even lower chances of being in treatment.
Signs and symptoms of problem gambling are obvious - now what?
A “baby step”; online provides anonymous and easy early intervention.
The “village” must be educated AND ENGAGED
Problem gamblers rarely seek behavioral health services. Responsible gaming providers, lenders, employers, and friends and families need to be engaged.