The terrible toll of gambling on the economy and society was today revealed in a major report.

The landmark study by Public Health England (PHE) puts the cost to the economy at £1.3billion in 2019/20 in England alone.

The huge cost encompasses the burden of debt on problem gamblers and the effect on relationships and family breakdown.

It covers the negative impact of gambling on jobs and business efficiency, as well as health harms which push up costs for the . And it includes costs to the police of gambling-related crime.

The report found gambling cost England £961million in terms of mental and physical health last year.Suicide was found to be the biggest single expense. 

PHE classified this as an ‘intangible’ cost of gambling, meaning they attempted to estimate the value of human life to our society. This works out at about £1.5million per life.

Heavy drinkers, men, people with mental health issues, 뉴헤븐카지노주소 and those living in the North of England were also identified as being at greater risk of becoming problem gamblers.  

PHE concluded there was a clear link between gambling and mental health issues such as depression, 헤븐카지노 suicidal thoughts and alcohol dependence.  

The terrible toll of gambling on the economy and society has been revealed in a major report by Public Health England in one of its last acts.The agency, which was officially disbanded today, puts the cost to the economy at nearly £1.3billion in 2019/20 in England alone. The huge cost encompasses the burden of debt on problem gamblers and the effect on relationships and 뉴헤븐카지노주소 family breakdown, 헤븐카지노 according to the report

PHE estimated 28,312 people in England have an alcohol dependence associated with gambling.

Of these, 3,646 are receiving treatment at a cost to the government of £4.7million. 

In terms of drugs, PHE estimated that 712 people received community drug treatment for gambling related illicit substance abuse, at a cost of £2million. 

A similar number of people, 775, are believed to be using drugs in this way but are not being treated.

The PHE report also counted other, non-health, related costs of gambling, such as its role in homelessness and crime. 

The cost of gambling contributing to people becoming homeless was estimated to be £62.8million. 

This accounted for the cost of registering homeless people who had been gambling harmfully before they became homeless and providing them with temporary accommodation.

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