One in four punters suicidal, survey finds

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 23 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 23 April, 2009, 12:00am

Nearly one in four gamblers has thought of committing suicide, Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counselling Centre found after interviewing 1,645 people who sought help. Centre supervisor Joe Tang Yiu-cho urged financial institutions to be cautious when approving loans and credit limits so gamblers would not fall heavily into debt.