Top SA gambling service to close after funding awarded to private operator

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Medicos, experts and former gambling addicts say they have grave concerns about the closure of the Statewide Gambling Therapy Service in South Australia. The free service, successfully run from the Flinders Medical Centre for two decades, will shut at the end of the year, with government redirecting its funding to a private company. The current operators say it will set the state back years in treating, training and researching gambling addiction, but the government argues it's the right move.

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