Settlement Guide: The impact of COVID-19 on gambling behaviour

Excerpt from SBS Hindi
Accessed on 24 October 2020

The few studies that have attempted to measure gambling participation in CALD communities have generally found that migrants face additional risk factors of developing gambling problems due to settlement experiences and lack of culturally appropriate and accessible alternative activities.

Dr Joyce Jiang is a Health Promotion Manager at Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health.

She says people from migrant and refugee backgrounds tend to gamble less than the overall population.

“However, the rate of gambling for some migrant communities, such as Vietnamese, Chinese, Greek, and Arabic-speaking population is said to be around five times greater than the wider community.”

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