Crimes and Misdemeanours
Will excessive gambling lead to crimes and other misdemeanours?
Certain individuals affected by gambling problems may turn to crime in order to finance their gambling or financial difficulties. According to certain studies*, between 20% and 80% of people presenting with pathological gambling have committed gambling-related crimes. The most frequent types of crime reported are embezzlement, the use of false documents, theft and other types of fraud.
* Blaszczynski et. al. (1989); Brown (1987)