Knowing the risks of online gambling: essential during pandemic shutdown (VIC)

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VICTORIA:  The temporary closure of a range of businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic means that many Victorians who are required to stay at home for an extended period will be looking to fill a void in their lives.  The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation anticipates an increase in online gambling may result as people seek to stave off boredom, entertain themselves, de-stress, manage anxiety and so on.