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More Women Dealing with Gambling Problem

9 August 2004

CONNECTICUT – As reported by the WFSB Channel 3: "A Connecticut woman learned the hard way that gambling doesn't always pay off.

"For many years the addiction to gambling has been considered a man's problem. Now, however, women are now becoming the big losers.

"More and more women are finding gambling hard to resist and for them the stakes can be just as high. For many women, gambling can become an addiction that destroys their life.

"…Thankfully, there is help available. There is part of a 24-hour help line for problem gamblers. Twenty years ago female callers were rare. Now, staff members say it's almost half and half.

"The growing number of female gamblers are older, many are divorced or widowed…"

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