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Group said 20% of citizens had illegally gambled, 19-year-old gamblers owed 1.5 million in debt

2021-06-13T09:21:03.833Z

The European Cup of Nations kicked off, and social welfare organizations concerned about the gambling trend are worried that the game will increase the gambling trend. They found that the number of illegal gambling assistance cases increased sharply last year. The questionnaire survey they conducted in the past month also showed that nearly 20% of the respondents



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Written by: Lin Yingxian

2021-06-12 12:42

Last update date: 2021-06-12 12:42

The European Cup of Nations kicked off. Some social welfare organizations concerned about the gambling trend are worried that the game will increase the gambling trend. They found that the number of illegal gambling assistance cases increased sharply last year. The questionnaire survey they conducted in the past month also showed that nearly 20% of the respondents said that they had Participating in illegal gambling is mainly football gambling, followed by online gambling. Nearly 70 adults said they are not clear about the penalty for participating in illegal gambling.

One of the agency’s help seekers was only 19 years old. Two years ago, he was instigated by his boss to participate in illegal online gambling. He owed a huge debt of 1.5 million, which was eventually unable to be repaid and his relationship with his family was broken.

The social workers of the agency urged the police to strictly enforce the law, especially during the European Cup, step up crackdowns on illegal gambling syndicates and related activities, including tracing the accounts of illegal gambling syndicates, and recommended that the government strengthen public education, including the allocation of resources to the current 4 subsidized gambling centers And set up a working group to monitor illegal gambling, especially for the needs of young people and online culture.

The Lutheran Youth Chamber of Commerce and the North District Youth Chamber of Commerce jointly conducted an "Illegal Gambling Questionnaire Survey" from May 11 to June 10. It was found that 57.6% of the respondents had participated in gambling, reflecting the increasing public participation in gambling universal.

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The Lutheran Qingliang Center and the North District Youth Chamber of Commerce jointly conducted an "Illegal Gambling Questionnaire Survey" from May 11 to June 10. Among the 330 questionnaires returned, 57.6% of the respondents stated that they had participated in gambling. , Which reflects the increasing popularity of gambling by the general public, and 22.2% of them even stated that the amount or frequency of betting has increased during the epidemic, and more than half have increased by about 1,000 yuan. Most people describe gambling as an entertainment and pastime.

The survey also showed that 16.1% of the respondents had participated in illegal gambling, of which 42% had gambling on football matches, 18% had participated in online casinos, and 6% had participated in poker gambling and basketball.

As many as 80% of the interviewees stated that they were introduced to illegal gambling through a friend's introduction. Nearly 70% even stated that they had received information about online gambling platforms.

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Ye Zhuoli, vice chairman of the North District Youth Chamber of Commerce, pointed out that data shows that gambling has become more popular during the epidemic, and the public is worried that the public will have wrong ideas and think that gambling is normal. Many interviewees even said that under the influence of peers, online platforms are added. Advocated to induce the public to participate in illegal activities, but 67.1% of the interviewees said that they did not know the penalty for participating in illegal gambling, which showed that the public had a weak awareness of the problem of illegal gambling. They urged the authorities to strengthen public education to avoid accidentally falling into the law.

Zhou Yaying, director of the Lutheran Youth Center, urged the police to strictly enforce the law, especially during the European Cup, to strengthen the crackdown on illegal gambling syndicates and related activities, including tracing and prosecuting the sources of illegal gambling mobile phone promotional text messages or leaflets, and set up complaints A mechanism for citizens to report related advertisements, mobile phone messages and illegal gambling activities.

She also suggested that the government strengthen public education and publicity on the prevention of gambling, including the allocation of resources to the current four subsidized gambling centers and the establishment of a working group to monitor illegal gambling, especially for the needs of young people and online culture.

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