GambleAware releases new research. GambleAware released the results from the study it conducted to better understand women’s and gambling experiences.
The study, which is the first of its kind to provide any longitudinal data directly on women and gambling, follows the Treatment Needs and Gap Analysis research released earlier this year.
The research , conducted by YouGov, discovered that more than one-third (35%) of female gamblers who experience high levels of harm and have an 8 + PGSI score come from a BAME background, compared to 12 % of the total female population. Also seen in male gamblers is this same trend, with 29 percent of men with an 8 + PGSI score coming from a BAME history compared to 12 percent of men overall.
Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said “This research indicates that women, particularly in the capacity as an affected other, experience gambling harms in different ways to men and this report is an important first step in understanding those differences. This research was commissioned to help treatment providers, such as those operating via the National Gambling Treatment Service, address any barriers people may face when it comes to accessing help and support for their gambling and it is essential that services are flexible and meet the needs of individuals,”