In Macau, last year allegedly watched some 133 people sign up to the city’s Central Registry System of People with Gambling Disorders so that they could get help for a suspected addiction to gambling.
According to a report from GGRAsia citing information from the enclave’s Social Welfare Bureau, the official register was launched in 2011 and today includes the names of 1,146 individuals that have sought assistance for a gambling problem.
The government division ’s data allegedly also revealed that the 2018 figure represented the lowest since the central system premiered eight years back and was 15.3% below the final tally for the previous twelve-month period.
GGRAsia reported that Macau initiated the Central Registry System of People with Gambling Disorders scheme in order to collect statistical information in order to better understand the actions and customs of those seeking help for a suspected dependence. It purportedly moreover detailed that last year’s information had revealed that over 81 percent of last year’s sign-ups had been citizens of Macau with some 65% of those holding debts connected to gambling.
Casino personnel added:
The analysis furthermore specified that the majority of those who had sought help in Macau for an addiction to gambling in 2018 had been in their 40s with marginally in excess of 81 percent of them being employed. Of those sufferers with a job, the information supposedly indicated that approximately 12 percent were functioning as a croupier or a dealer inside one of those town ’s more than 30 casinos, including the iconic Grand Casino Lisboa venue too s the newer Studio City Macau venue.
Finally, the information from the Social Welfare Bureau suggested that around 36 percent of last year’s registrants had been classed as with a ‘moderate’ addiction to gambling alongside nearly 35% possessing a ‘severe’ difficulty.