You’d better not: male gamblers are more likely to assault women and children

New research has found that male gamblers are more likely to resort to violence than non-gamblers.

The scientific journal Addiction reports that gambling increases the likelihood of fighting, using weapons and assaulting women and children.

The survey of over 3,000 men, the first to highlight such a link, showed that over 50 per cent of the worst gamblers and 28 per cent of ‘casual’ gamblers have been involved in a physical fight in the last five years.

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