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House of cards: problem gambling and low income earners in Tasmania

8 Jun 2005
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Margie Law looks at the experiences of people who are living on low incomes in Tasmania and who have a gambling problem. Her report looks at low income people not because they have a higher rate of problem gambling, but because they have very limited resources to cope with financial difficulties and are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. She found people reporting high levels of relationship stress and breakdown, food shortages, general ill-health caused by gambling, extreme levels of debt and, in a few instances, attempted suicide, due to escalating problems with gambling.

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2005
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