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The Los Alcazares PSOE starts the commitment to take action against the local gambling halls (31/10/2018)

In the Region of Murcia, according to the most recent official data of the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling, belonging to the Ministry of Finance, the local betting venues moved a total of 60 Million Euros in 2016 (last year of which there are published data).

As for clinical studies published by this same body, it is alarming to note that about 36% of the cases analyzed admit to having started the game before the age of 18.

54.8% of the sample presents a state of severity-affected behavior of the game classified as serious.

This group of high gravity can accumulate an average of debts per game higher than € 15,000.

Los Alcázares is no stranger to the increase of betting places in the cities of our region.

For establishing some references, in municipalities such as Fuenlabrada, with a population of about 191,000 people, there are about 40 such establishments.

There would be one room for every 4,800 people approximately.

In Los Alcázares, with 7 establishments of this type, and taking into account that we are 17,535 (according to data from the City Council), the resulting ratio is twice as many betting sites.

In the plane of the number of establishments, we think that in Los Alcázares already has more number of betting venues, than pharmacies and bookstores.

Mario Cervera, spokesman and candidate of the PSOE Los Alcázares, explained that "we raised a proposal to the Plenary of October to limit and control, within the municipal competitions, the games rooms and we managed to start the commitment that in the next weeks we will address this problem the different political and technical groups of the City of Los Alcázares "

has continued "the proposal responds to a palpable concern in alcazareña society since the cases of pathological gambling, especially among the youngest has increased considerably in recent years.

Therefore, we also proposed the launch of awareness campaigns to prevent addiction to gambling behavior in schools. "

Source: PSOE de Los Alcázares

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