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Students to be educated on responsible gambling

Colleges and universities are promoting responsible gambling Photo: ITV Meridan
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Thousands of young people have started university in recent weeks. There's no doubt students have been getting the usual warnings about drink, drugs and safe sex… but what about gambling?

Research shows many students are regularly placing bets - usually online, as well as in high street bookmakers. Although most keep it under control, some are ending up in huge amounts of debt.

It's prompted calls for colleges and universities to do more to promote responsible gambling and warn of the dangers.

If you want more information, or help and support with a gambling problem, you can contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.