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Foreign students prone to problem gambling

Foreign students prone to problem gambling

Posted 5 January 2012, 21:46 AEST

Australian research into student gambling habits has shown a worrying prevalence of problem gambling amongst international students, especially Chinese.

A report published by Gambling Research Australia shows the rate of problem gambling among foreign students is almost seven times higher than for domestic students. Now, the Australian Federation of International Students wants the government to tackle the problem with online awareness campaigns, to reach students on social media.

Presenter: Emma Younger

Speakers: Ina Tan, gambling counsellor at Gamblers Help Eastern; Professor Sudhir Kale, researcher at Queensland's Bond University; Wesa Chau, founder of the Australian Federation of International Students

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