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Singaporeans: gambling potentially harmful

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 5, 2007

Gambling can lead to very serious problems. Make sure you spot the symptoms. If your best friend decides to stay home and play poker online rather than hit the clubs with you and some girls then he’s got a problem. Ask, inquire, find out then take action. Don’t let him dig his own grave. Gambling leads to addiction, debt, depression, and possible crime. If you care, then don’t ignore the warning signs.

“Most Singaporeans will turn to their families for help on gambling-related problems and almost half will apply for casino exclusion orders to ban the person from visiting the casino.

These are among the key findings in a follow-up survey carried out by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), which showed that the majority of Singaporeans still view gambling as potentially harmful and are aware of the signs of problem gambling and where to seek help.” (story)

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