Five-fold increase in referrals to UK gambling treatment services since COVID-19 lock-down

Gambling charities across the UK have reported a five-fold increase in the number of referrals for gambling treatment since COVID-19 lock-down. Treatment agency Gordon Moody Association has seen increased numbers of people accessing its outreach services and 100,000 more women visiting its online therapy website than during the same time last year. The charity also reported that the number of gamblers reporting suicidal thoughts has quadrupled.