New GambleAware data emphasizes the prevalence of stigma
GambleAware has recently published new data further highlighting the widespread nature of gambling stigma.
The main finding of the charity’s latest data was that almost two-thirds of all adults who have been negatively affected by problematic gambling behaviors have not sought support. GambleAware further mentioned that almost 40% of those who chose to remain silent about their gambling problems cited the negative stigma surrounding the topic as the main driver of their decision.
GambleAware then mentioned that research has shown the widespread knowledge of the addictive nature of various gambling experiences among the public, which further emphasizes that gambling problems can reach anyone. GambleAware also highlighted that according to its data, the majority of problem gamblers, namely over 75%, reported feeling better after seeking help, further solidifying the importance of reaching out.
In light of publishing this latest data, the charity is going to be initiating the upcoming phase of its campaign fighting against gambling stigma to help those negatively affected by problematic gambling behaviors. The campaign will feature professionals and influential people who have previously experienced gambling problems and will aim to encourage those currently being negatively affected to seek help.