RESEARCH

Social Impact Of Gambling In Nigeria

Gambling is becoming increasingly popular among young people driven by the introduction of new gaming products and technology integration (Uzobo et al. 2023; Adebisi et al. 2020). However, individuals grappling with gambling problems face heightened exposure to violence and abuse (Chukwu, 2023). Gambling, broadly defined as the act of wagering money or valuable items on an uncertain outcome in the pursuit of additional financial gains and/ or material possessions (Jole et al. 2022; Ayandele et al. 2019; Williams et al. 2017), has experienced rapid industry expansion.