A must-watch documentary on one of Ireland’s biggest vices is on the box tonight 7 months ago

A must-watch documentary on one of Ireland’s biggest vices is on the box tonight

Only Australia and Singapore reported worse gambling losses than Ireland in 2017.

Earlier this year, a report in The Economist revealed that Ireland had the third highest per capita rate of gambling losses in the world in 2017.

Ireland reported gambling losses of close to $500 per resident adult, with most of those losses coming from online gambling, an area in which Irish gamblers are amongst the world’s biggest spenders.

Our troubled relationship with gambling is the subject of a documentary, All Bets Are Off, which will air on RTÉ on Monday night.

Presented by Baz Ashmawy, the documentary will examine our often dysfunctional relationship with gambling, featuring contributions from the likes of former Offaly GAA star Niall McNamee, who has spoken publicly about his issues with gambling in the past, and Tony O’Reilly, who wrote about stealing €1.75 million while working in An Post to feed his gambling habit in the book, Tony 10.

The impact that gambling has on the one in ten people with a serious gambling problem in Ireland and the people around them will also be explored in the documentary, with insiders revealing the often dark implications for problem gamblers in this country.

All Bets Are Off airs at 9.30pm on RTÉ One.

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