March 30, 2012 10:18 ET

Number of Women Gambling Rises

PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 30, 2012) - In a warning from experts to MPs, in the last decade there has been an increase in the amount of women who gamble.

There are those who only enter the national lottery, but aside from that the proportion of the female population who gamble has soared by nearly a third to more than half, for the first time ever. By gambling, that could be in a casino, buying a scratch card, playing in an online bingo promotion or simply playing the lottery every week.

The sheer amount of women that now gamble and are classed as 'problem gamblers' has resulted in one addiction centre in London now offering child-minding services so as to try and encourage the mothers to attend.

There have been significant rises in the amount of women who buy scratch cards, play slot machines and also betting online. Not only has there been an increase in the amount of women in general but there's also been an increase in the amount of 'grey gamblers' or, the over 75s and also widowed people.

The reason that there may have been an increase in the amount of people, particularly women who buy scratch cards is because of the lure of how easy it is to win on one. Of course, it's not that easy otherwise everyone would buy them.

According to the report that found the rise in the amount of women who gamble, there's a certain age group of women who are more likely to be frequent gamblers than others. Those women aged between 45 and 65 apparently are more likely to be 'frequent gamblers' than women from other age groups.

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