More Get Help for Problem Gambling
The group that helps people with alcohol, drugs and gambling is telling HEART they have seen a huge increase in people coming to them for help with gambling.
NORCAS is say there has been a 67% increase in referrals in Norfolk and 65% in Suffolk for their Gamcare service.
One client they have seen tried to take their own life and another had lost more than £250,000.
A new problem they are starting to see is the numbers of people spending hours on online poker websites and cutting themselves off from their family and friends, with some people spending up to 14 hours a day.
Their counselors say the majority of referrals are for men but there has been an increase in women coming to see them.
Anyone needing free help can contact NORCAS on 01603 660070 or Gamcare on 0845 6000 133.