Gambling and Gaming, how is it affecting our students…
The Newport CAB Gambling Intervention Service recently surveyed students in higher education to gather information about behaviours.
Gambling behaviours showed 21% of participant’s gamble online; with half feeling they are spending too much time and money on this.
Perhaps the most worrying statistics is the amounts of students – the vast majority young people – are hiding their behaviours to family and friends, with 16% admitting to lying to their friends and family.
Gaming findings showed 67% of students played online games with 76% of them buying add-ons, 42% considered they spend too much time and money on their activities.
Why are students gaming and gambling so much?
The results are similar to what was expected. It highlights a number of key triggers such as money problems and loneliness.
Whether you gamble a little or a lot, whether it’s socially or know someone that may be taking it a step too far, we would appreciate your feedback so we can assess how we can best support students at the University of South Wales.
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