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Gambling Addiction is Cause for Concern throughout Asia

Results from a 2012-2013 study in Thailand sponsored by Sodsri-Saridwongsa Foundation was released this month stating that approximately 500,000 university students took part in gambling – mostly football betting or playing cards – despite gambling being an illegal activity in the country. Among the gambling students was one case of a female student who was using money from her Student Loan Fund (SLF) to fuel her gambling addiction until she had no money left to pay her tuition and had to drop out of school. According to involved officials, there is reason to believe that she is not the only student using the SLF funds for gambling. According to Surachai Chupaka, a professor at Ramkhamhaeng University, many of the gambling students confessed that while they enjoyed gambling and it was often considered a fun activity, it also caused immense stress. In these cases, where gambling turns from a fun activity to a stressful one, it is likely that the person gambling has developed a gambling addiction. What is Gambling Addiction? In 2013, the fifth edition …