New research shows students are borrowing money to gamble
New research shows students borrow money to gamble. Almost one in five students gamble more than £50 per week. Students are influenced by their friends and social media. More than one third of students who gamble have invested in cryptocurrency in the last year. Around 88,000 students are problem gamblers in UK. YGAM and GAMSTOP are joining forces to launch a campaign to raise awareness of gambling harms amongst students. They will visit university campuses to speak to students and university staff. The campaign will launch during the ‘Gambling Support University Tour’
New research shows students borrow money to gamble. YGAM is keen to build on this research to better understand how their programmes can safeguard and support students. Gambling-related harm on campuses is rarely addressed. Online self-exclusion service is a good solution. RecoverMe gives students strategies to manage acute urges and supports those suffering from a gambling problem.