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Gambling Support Programs Ignore Cultural Needs: Report

1 March 2005

AUSTRALIA -- As reported by ABC News: "The Australian National University's Centre for Gambling Research (CGR) says support programs need to be expanded for problem gamblers to take into account the needs of different cultural groups.

"The CGR has released a new report showing problem gamblers are not turning to formal counselling services, and those that do are not finding the support they require.

"The report found this was often the case with people from Chinese and Arabic backgrounds.

"CGR director Jan McMillen says the ACT Government and local community groups need to discuss what support programs will work for different cultural groups..."

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