ONLINE Video game & gambling addiction poised to spread during lockdown 4 years ago Adeleye Awakan Post Views: 718 With much of the lockdown spreading across all countries across the globe, video game and gambling use have exploded. Its become a way for millions of quarantine people to pass the time and stay connected to others without spreading coronavirus-though experts have applauded the idea. But for some percentage of users, the binge comes with a dark side internet and gaming addiction. Like problem gamblers, video-game addicts are under several pressures, including stress, isolation and unemployment in which virtually all sectors are downsizing workers. Some staff is on vacation, a compulsory leave without pay and people are being encouraged to engage in the very behaviour they struggle with. Every risk factor for gambling addiction is spiking right now, and the same is true for internet and gaming addiction. According to a report from expert Keith Whyte, executive director at the National Council on Problem Gambling – There could be a wave of addiction, quite a big wave across the globe. Perhaps for those workers that lost their jobs as most will consider other sources of making money. Due to bills as it will begin to clamp down on them at the same, the lockdown will also see a new set of bettors born out due to Covid-19 that will emerge in the gambling scene. Though it’s creating a problem for government officials, health officials and other stakeholders, but tackling Covid-19 is the priority. As they is no vaccine yet to treat the virus and that means getting people to stay home to stop the spread of the virus is the only alternative for now. Perhaps the more extended quarantine is going on; the more likely some people will develop problems. Still, some gamblers may struggle to get their lives back on track after the pandemic is over. As people will tend to look for a form of entertainment because so many people are home alone, social standing as changed people want to impress their friend’s online rather than real life and that often involves gaming. About Post Author Adeleye Awakan Author E-play Africa, sports betting reviews, thoughtful leardership articles in Africa gambling industry, marketing gaming platforms in Africa with strong networking relationship with gaming operators in Africa, Expertise in PR, marketing communication, and consultant on gaming in Africa. See author's posts Adeleye AwakanAuthor E-play Africa, sports betting reviews, thoughtful leardership articles in Africa gambling industry, marketing gaming platforms in Africa with strong networking relationship with gaming operators in Africa, Expertise in PR, marketing communication, and consultant on gaming in Africa. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: gambling online, video game Continue Reading Previous Online gambling in MaliNext E-gaming companies help gamers to stay Indoors More Stories NIGERIA ONLINE Residents of Nigeria, Turkey, and UAE Most Likely to Own Crypto 2 hours ago Samuel KENYA ONLINE Best betting sites with Aviator game in Kenya 4 hours ago Samuel ONLINE WORLD NEWS Pragmatic Play launches live casino content with Paddy Power and Betfair 1 day ago Samuel ONLINE Slotegrator partners up with REEVO to enhance gaming offerings 1 day ago Iwo Bulski CASINO ONLINE Unbelievable facts about casinos and gambling 3 days ago Samuel GAMES ONLINE Sugar Rush Xmas 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS ONLINE Top 12 Invoice Generator Software to Boost Your Business Efficiency 5 days ago Tools GAMES ONLINE Where Solitaire Masters Flourish 5 days ago Tools ONLINE WORLD NEWS The pillars of success for premier iGaming content developers 6 days ago Iwo Bulski NIGERIA ONLINE Nigeria’s Economic Landscape and Forex Trading 1 week ago Szarlot NIGERIA ONLINE Nigeria’s Battle With Online Betting 1 week ago Samuel GHANA ONLINE The Biggest-Ever Win on Aviator for the Whole of Africa 1 week ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.