Recovering addict Ah Ming racked up HK$300,000 of debts at the height of his gambling problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong Recovering addict Ah Ming racked up HK$300,000 of debts at the height of his gambling problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Recovering addict Ah Ming racked up HK$300,000 of debts at the height of his gambling problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The lure of easy money: arcade thrills lead Hong Kong’s young gamers to gambling, massive debts

  • Arcade operators get gamers hooked on ‘fishing game’ by exchanging points for cash
  • Caritas centre helps gamblers kick the habit, deal with debts of HK$100,000 or more

Topic |   City Weekend
Recovering addict Ah Ming racked up HK$300,000 of debts at the height of his gambling problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong Recovering addict Ah Ming racked up HK$300,000 of debts at the height of his gambling problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Recovering addict Ah Ming racked up HK$300,000 of debts at the height of his gambling problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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