Problem gambling is a prevalent issue in the United Kingdom, and is estimated to cost UK society at least £1.27 billion annually.

Financial impact is not the only outcome of gambling addiction, either. Harmful gambling can lead to mental health problems, with those who experience addiction at least twice as likely to die from suicide compared with the general population.

And while men are more likely to be found gambling at levels of elevated risk of harm, harmful gambling can of course be experienced by anyone, with more than 390,000 women considered to be at some risk from gambling. Regardless of who the gambler is – its impact can stretch far beyond the person who is gambling themselves and out into families, friends and elsewhere.