Over 60,000 gambling addicts in Austria

Tens of thousands of Austrians are addicted to gambling, according to a new study.The Gallup research group announced today (Weds) that 64,000 Austrians are believed to be compulsive gamblers. The agency explained this number means that the share of slot machine and sport betting addicts in Austria’s overall populace resembles the European average. Around 8.5 million people are living in Austria.Gallup also said that five per cent of people playing internet games are at risk of becoming addicted.The institute’s survey was conducted between 2009 and this year. It is the first representative study of its kind regarding this issue in Austria.