Gambler’s Ruin

Gambler’s Ruin: A gambler with finite wealth, playing a fair game, will eventually go broke against an opponent with infinite wealth. Or in simpler terms: the bookie always wins.

In this radio documentary, Conor Rowan explores online gambling and attempts to exploit the increased availability of gambling to earn an easy euro. However, he soon finds that there is no easy euro and the urge to chase losses almost takes hold. So is the increased risk of problem gambling due to its increased availability?

In seeking answers from the gambling industry, an addiction treatment centre and a recovering on-line gambling addict it becomes evident that, while the industry is attempting to mitigate the increased risk of problem gambling, there has been an increase of young people attending Gamblers Anonymous meetings and schools are becoming more worried about students gambling online.

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