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More than half of the people gambling ever

More than half of the people gambling ever

More than half of the population older than sixteen years of age gambled in the past year ever: more than 62 percent. Research shows that the ministry of Security and Justice has to do in connection with the modernisation of the legislation.

There are 80.000 people with gambling problems, people who have almost no resistance to offer more to the temptation to gamble.

People gamble mainly legally through lotteries, at large distance followed by scratch cards, slot machines, bingo and casino games. Almost half a million people gambling sometimes online. 4 percent is very bold, sometimes illegal, to gamble, usually through a game of chance at a distance’.

The problem players mainly come for that gambling at distance (6 percent of these players) and to the slot machines in amusement arcades (12 percent of the clientele there).

Permit holders

Licensees of slot machines, however, take only limited measures against gambling addiction, such as informing players about the risks. In a bill now in the First Room is located, is the legal duty of care for speelautomaathallen (and also for casino tightened up.

The research was carried out under 5.873 citizens and data from over one hundred providers of games of chance, the gaming authority (Ksa), the Advertising Code, the Foundation of Information Provision Zorg (IVZ) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

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