Some Young People Are Now Gambling Away Thousands Of Euro In A Single Day
Some are losing their entire salaries
It's as new figures show over 250 people got treatment for a gambling problem last year - an all-time high.
But it's thought that could be the tip of the iceberg as many cases go unreported.
At the end of last year the Cork based Tabor Group Addiction treatment service revealed that one in five people who attended their service in 2017 presented for addiction to gambling
Professor Colin O'Gara helps people with gambling addictions at St John of God Hospital in Dublin.
He says online betting makes it easy to lose a lot of money in one go:
More from Cork
Irish People Being Advised Not To Travel To Parts Of Italy Affected By Coronavirus
Five people have died there, over 200 have been infected and 50,000 people have been placed into quarantine to try to contain the biggest outbreak of the disease in Europe.
Couple Charged With Murder Of Paul Jones At A House On Bandon Road In The City Last Year
41 year old Keith O’Hara and 52 year old Helen Jones of Cahergal Avenue, Mayfield appeared before Cork District Court charged with the murder of Paul Jones in September of last year.
Fianna Fáil Councillor Ian Doyle Elected New Mayor Of Cork County
The Charleville native was favourite to take the role
The 31st Cork French Film Festival Is Being Launched This Morning In The City
It has been hailed as one of the key dates on the festival calendar in Cork
Members Of The Student Union At University College Cork Will Not Be Striking Today
Student representatives at the college had planned a day of strike action
Gaelscoil An Ghoirt Álainn In Montenotte Has Officially Opened Its First Bricks And Mortar School Building
It comes after 20 years in prefab classrooms