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Information about problem gambling

  • Many problem gamblers run into financial difficulties and experience problems with their friends, colleagues and family.
  • Health ailments such as alcohol abuse, insomnia, restlessness and depression are more prevalent in ‘at risk’ gamblers and problem gamblers than in the general population.
  • 3.2% of people in Norway gamble so much that it can create problems for them.
  • It is particularly gambling through online casino and bingo games that people struggle to keep under control.
  • Many people who pursue high-stakes gambling often prefer online poker games and various betting games.
  • Many people who gamble a lot have exaggerated expectations about their chances of winning.
  • More men than women are at-risk gamblers or problem gamblers.
  • Gambling problems are associated with an increased risk of suicide.

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