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Land-based gambling impacts lower economic classes more than online

TAGs: education level, office of national statistics, web usage

Lower-Economic-ClassesFigures released by the UK’s Office of National Statistics punch more holes in the notion that online gambling preys on the poor and the uneducated. Internet usage surveys revealed that 97% of people with a degree in higher education were regular web surfers, but that figure plunged to just 45% among those without degrees. Combined with the Canadian figures that showed gambling participation rose with income, it would seem that if the economically-disadvantaged are gambling, they’re far more likely to be doing it offline. Which means those heartless online gambling purveyors are overwhelmingly ‘preying’ on those unfortunate, highly-educated, affluent types. Honestly, how do they sleep at night? Read more.

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