Gambling, especially online gambling, is one of the fastest growing behavioural addictions. A recent report by the Gambling Commission estimated that around 430,000 people in Britain suffer from a serious gambling habit, affecting thousands more close family members.
Gambling addiction is often referred to as the ‘secret behavioural addiction’ because it is often unacknowledged and it can easily be kept hidden from family and friends, whether gambling in a large Manchester casino, a betting shop on the high street or online with an app downloaded onto a smart phone.
Internet gambling, makes online poker, horse racing, roulette, or any number of gambling activities available 24/7. However the consequences of long term addiction can be life changing for you and your family when you quite literally go broke.