Research shows link between problem gambling and financial hardship

01 June 2020

Will we see a rise in gambling post Covid-19 In New Zealand? Professor Ekant Veer suggests people experiencing hardship are more likely to gamble.

  • Ekant Veer

Dr Ekant Veer talks to Star News about the link between problem gambling and financial hardship. 

“We know that people who are facing financial hardship in general, not necessarily who are unemployed, are more likely to gamble.

"As we see a society in where everyone’s incomes are taking a hit we may see gambling rise as a result of that,” he said.

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