How many people are affected by gambling problems?

Excessive gambling affects between 1% and 4% of the population, within industrialised countries*. This number varies depending on the country and the availability of gambling opportunities.

In Switzerland, close to 2% of the adult population experience gambling difficulties**.

The majority of individuals seeking professional support for gambling problems are male: the ratio is 3 males for every 1 female within specialist consultations.

* Shaffer, Hall & Bilti,1999 ; Stücki & Rihs, 2007

**Bondolfi, Jermann, Ferrero, Zullino and Osiek, 2008

bandeau bottom CJE - Centre du jeu excessif UNIGE - Université de Genève IMSP - Institut de Médecine Sociale et Préventive CHUV - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois

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