Curb rise of gambling in young men: AMA

In a new position statement, The Health Effects of Problem Gambling, the AMA has warned gambling is already a significant public health issue and doctors will be increasingly seeing its ill effects in young people.

“Online sports betting is Australia’s fastest growing form of gambling, and has been associated with a rapid escalation in young males seeking treatment for problem gambling,” AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said.

The position statement warned doctors that patients with problem gambling may