On-line Playing Skyrockets Throughout Pandemic

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With more time on our hands than ever before, it’s become easier for people to slip into dangerous habits.

According to one addiction counsellor, there has be a significant rise in the amount of people who are gambling online.

Michael Guerin is a senior addiction counsellor at Cuan Mhuire in Bruree, and he has noted that while it’s always been an issue for young men, that more women are now getting into financial difficulty after getting hooked on gambling websites or apps.

Many are turning to gaming and gambling websites as a distraction during a time when many have lost their jobs or are currently unemployed due to restrictions.

On Wednesday’s Morning Focus, Gavin Grace spoke to Michael about the problem.