Pandemic lockdowns and the cost-of-living crisis have driven more people to gambling to help ease financial struggles – with support helplines this year receiving a record-breaking number of calls for help.
A third of those calls are now from women.
On the Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard speaks to former gambler Lisa Walker about her story, who now works as a peer support worker for the charity BetKnowMore and runs their women-only programme New Beginnings.
Also, Lisa Patton, a treatment service manager at the charity GamCare, explains how people get into gambling and what’s being done to help.
Producer: Soila Apparicio
Editor: Philly Beaumont