Yokohama: just 0.5% addicted to gambling

Only 0.5% of people have gambling addiction in Yokohama.
Only 0.5% of people have gambling addiction in Yokohama.

The average amount gambled by those suspected of the addiction was JPY 30,000 (US$277) a month.

Japan.- The city of Yokohama does not have a major gambling problem, according to results from a city-wide survey.

Results found that only 0.5% of adults in the city have clear issues with gambling, with most gambling money spent on pachinko and slots.

The figures were published at a time when the city is raising awareness around gambling addiction while Coronavirus prevention measures are in place.

They have also been published in conjunction with Yokohama’s plans to implement problem gambling countermeasures as part of its IR bid preparations.

The average amount gambled by those suspected of the addiction was JPY 30,000 (US$277) a month.

The survey consisted of 3,000 men and women living within Yokohama and they ranged from between the ages of 18 to 74. The sample survey was conducted from December 2019 to March 2020.

The survey results come as the Mayor of Yokohama announced the schedule for its plans to secure an IR licence.

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