Problem gamblers could cost Britain up to £1.2 billion


New research by think tank IPPR commissioned by GambleAware (that can downloaded below, together with our summary) has revealed the costs to government associated with problem gamblers. It has found that people who are problem gamblers are associated with between £260 million and £1.2 billion a year of extra cost to government; this compares with the £2.6 billion that the Institute of Fiscal Studies estimates the UK gambling industry contributes to the exchequer annually.

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