Singapore's Problem Gambling Numbers Comparable To Other Countries

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The Singapore Minister for Health has stated that 1.4% of gamblers in the Asian country are possible problem gamblers, which is well within the normal range for an individual country.

Singapore's government had requested information from Gan Kim Yong, the country's Minister for Health relating to pathological gamblers.

Gan said that the numbers came from several independent studies that were conducted over the last five years. He also stressed that problem video gaming is a bigger concern for the country, as 8.7% of children are pathological video game players.