We have to be really careful that we don’t overlook the short term issues around the effect of the current Pandemic changing lives all around the world. I wrote about my concerns about the implications on disordered gambling activity at the start of the CV19 crisis here in the UK.
Gambling is s unique industry, despite sporting events being cancelled globally, they are in a unique area where using algorithms (Henning) and increased advertising can actually increase revue and cause many more people to be at risk than ever before.
Isolation, boredom are two key factors in many people’s story for their first bet.
To help highlight this issue, I co-authored an article for the British Medical Journal today that focuses on the bigger picture when it comes to gambling, we need to not lose focus and need to ensure everyone is protected during these uncertain times