Some gambling is more dangerous
Some forms of gambling are more likely to bring about addiction and harm. This can depend on the structural characteristics of a product, its design features, and the environment it’s played in and its accessibility. These factors impact addiction developing in the brain.
Gambling affects the brain
Some gambling products have a faster and greater impact on the brain than others, which leads to negative consequences. The strongest indicators of whether someone is likely to be harmed by gambling are which gambling products they’re being sold, and how often they’re using them.
Help and support is available
Find out more here about the things you can do and the help and support available including accessing NHS services.