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07.2019

Latvia's Regulator to provide state-funded Psychologist Support to Problem Gamblers

By Sophie Couard

Gambling addiction is a serious problem that can affect players and their families. While problem gamblers remain a small part of the overall population, it is still a cause for concern and regulators take it very seriously. There is good news for compulsive gamblers from Latvia as the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) will be providing state-sponsored support in the form of a psychologist.

Access to the renowned psychologist

The support sessions for gambling addicts will be free of charge and held Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. These will be available to both the players and their families at the regulator's Riga premises.

Latvia's location in Europe

Gambling statistics

The local Latvian gambling market generated €77.5 million in the first quarter of 2019. This was a 15.3% increase to the comparable quarter from a year ago. Slot games remain the most popular type of online gambling product. Gross gaming revenue also increased by 15.9% to €73.6 million from €63.5 million in the comparable period.

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By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBack Casino.