Actually, Italians are quit the gamblers. There are many who need help, because they loose a lot of money. And they’re regular people, with minimum income. It’s sad when I hear these stories, there are people who either get their pensions check or their salary, and the first thing they do is stop at any tabacco shop and either lose hundreds at the slot machines or buy lottery ticket after lottery ticket.
Of course, this is a global problem, it’s not just in Italy.