Problem gambling amongst those seeking homelessness services

Homelessness Well-being Poverty Social issues Housing Australia
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In 2007-08, there were 2,462 Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) support periods where the client was identified as having gambling-related issues.

This represented 1.2% of the total support periods under the SAAP program. Compared with all SAAP clients, clients with gambling-related issues were more likely to be older and more likely to be male.

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