1. SIGNIFICANCE OF PROBLEM GAMBLING IN SINGAPORE
Problem Gambling (PG) occurs when a person’s gambling causes harm to themselves and/or to those around them such as a partner, family, friends, or others in the community. (Government of South Australia)
As of the Gambling Survey Report 2008 conducted by the MCYS, the issue of problem gambling in Singapore has intensified over the years. There was a stark increase in the median monthly betting amounts by Singaporeans, from $83 to $100 since the year 2005. Also, the results raised a concern for early onset of gambling with more youths engaging themselves in such activities as seen in Figure 1 where there is an increase in 10% of youths below 18 years
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