Results from a survey conducted by French regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) have revealed that 6% of players reported feeling “overwhelmed” by their gambling activities during the second national lockdown in October 2020.
The ANJ, under the instruction of Harris Interactive, surveyed a sample of 3,013 individuals who had gambled at least once during 2020.
The survey found that 75% of players who placed bets in 2020 did so during the second lockdown.
The results also revealed that 6% of players reported feeling overwhelmed by their amount of play from the start of the second lockdown, and 70% of these players reported feeling worried about experiencing financial difficulties in the near future as a result.
Casino players and new players were more likely than average to report feeling overwhelmed.
However, 43% of these players said they did not plan on seeking professional help, while 35% plan to continue playing just as much or more.
The majority of respondents, 54%, sa..