21 Oct '11, 9am

More problem gamblers coming forward to seek help

More problem gamblers coming forward to seek help

The total number of problem gamblers coming forward to seek help from agencies is on the rise. From January to August, the number of cases seen was 568, compared to 304 in 2008. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN By Janice Tai The total number of problem gamblers coming forward to seek help from agencies is on the rise. From January to August, the number of cases seen was 568, compared to 304 in 2008. The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports attributes this rise to both the ease for local gamblers to visit the casinos and their public education efforts to encourage help-seeking. Responding to Mr Christopher de Souza's (Holland-Bukit Timah) request for an update on the number of gamblers seeking help, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing said: 'We are glad that more individuals and families are coming forward to seek help as it is ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/Parliament/Story/STIStory_725...

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