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Over 200,000 Scots have a serious gambling problem or are at risk of having one, according to a new report.

The report by the Gambling Commission also said that two out of three Scots gambled in 2016.

The report is based on a survey of more than 4,300 Scottish adults.

‘Harmful’

Executive Director of the Gambling Commission Tim Miller said the findings prove that “a much greater focus on preventing gambling-related harm” is needed.

He called for local councils to increase their inspections of gambling premises to help tackle ‘illegal gambling’ and place ‘a greater focus on vulnerable people’.

Responding to the figures, a spokesman for the Scottish Government said: “We share the concerns expressed by many around the impact of problem gambling in Scotland.”

“We encourage any actions that can help reduce the harmful impact of problem gambling.”

Serious problem

Earlier this year, an alarming report revealed that people with a serious gambling problem place up to 90 bets online every day.

The report, released by the charity GambleAware, also found that on average problem gamblers spend nearly £100 per day.

Chief Executive Marc Etches said it was “essential” that the “necessary advice and protection” be given to gamblers.

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