Problem gambling can negatively affect significant areas of a person’s life, including their health, employment, finances, and interpersonal relationships. In addition, there are significant co-morbidities with problem gambling, including depression, alcoholism, and obsessive-compulsive behaviours. These co-morbidities may exacerbate, or be exacerbated by, problem gambling.
The most common forms of offline commercial gambling in Europe:
*Card games (e.g., poker, blackjack)
*Slot machines (e.g., fruit machines, fixed odds betting terminals
As we said earlier most of these forms of gambling can now be done via other gambling channels including the Internet, interactive television and/or mobile phone.
The highest gambling countries by population are Germany (€8.4 billion), France (€7.6 billion), Great Britain (€11 billion), Italy (€6.2 billion), Spain (€4.9 billion).
The highest gambling countries by GGR are Ireland (€279 per person), Finland (€239), Luxembourg (€194), Britain (€181), Sweden (€176).
Infographic by: automatenspielex.com