Fears for an increase in harmful gambling among women as cost of living bites

The rising cost of living is expected to lead to an increase in harmful gambling among women as they try to supplement their household income, a charity has warned. GambleAware said nearly one in four women (24%) aged 18-49 who gamble expects to gamble more in the coming months due to the cost-of-living crisis, with 12% already turning to gambling in an attempt to increase their income. In response, the charity has launched a prevention campaign targeting women to raise awareness of the support available for those who may be struggling.Interview with former gambling addict: Jo Mustafa