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UK Students Turning to Gambling

UK Students Turning to Gambling

It has been reported that one in five university students are turning to gambling as a way of making money. Furthermore, one in four students would consider taking part in medical trials or the adult entertainment industry.

UK Students Turning to Gambling

Numerous university students are turning to gambling in order to help fund their studies.

The student money website Save the Student carried out a survey on over 2,300 students. The findings showed that almost 80% of students are worried about having enough money to live on and claim that their studies and health suffers due to a lack of funds.

A 23 year old economics student at Nottingham University, Thomas, began playing poker when he was 18. He said, “I came to see poker as a part-time job at university. My friends gambled a bit here and there, but mainly for a laugh- their livelihoods were not dependent on it. For me, a session online would last anywhere between 18 and 36 hours and I would do at least five a month.

I spent a lot of my winnings on drinks and bought myself a BMW for my 21. The main thing though is that I can now afford to take a Maths PGCE without having to apply for yet another loan.

While this is obviously good news for the gambling industry, it will undoubtedly raise concerns amongst anti-gambling groups.

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Having written for both her school and university newspaper, Gemma is certainly not new to the world of journalism. A true fan of all things British, she loves to go out and find out what is going on across the UK. Gemma’s writing will keep you up-to-date with all the latest national news.

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