This Life: When the chips are down

With gambling newly classified as an 'addiction', experts warn that new technology is putting more people at risk of problem gambling, writes Kathy Donaghy.

27th April, 2013
Gambling is an accepted part of Irish life. Photo: Getty

The same technology that makes our lives easier in many ways makes life for others a living hell. For the gambling addict, the advent of the smartphone and the laptop make feeding a habit as easy as clicking on a button.

Gambling is an accepted part of Irish life. For some, it's a harmless twice-a-year flutter at the races, but for others it's an all-consuming preoccupation that takes over every aspect of life.

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