Understanding Problem Gambling

I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to return to college last year (2022) and I have just received my certificate from University College Cork in Continuing Professional Development in Responding to Problem Gambling. It’s been a few years since I was in college so I have to say I was a bit apprehensive to do the course but excited also. I just love learning! Why a course in Problem Gambling? Over the last few years, I have seen an increase in people seeking support around their gambling and felt the training would support my work. The pandemic has impacted people's gambling: how they gamble, how often they gamble and how much with many people developing gambling problems during this period. It is now much easier to place a bet with the explosion of online gambling. Paddy Power, reported a 30% increase in revenue in the third quarter [...]