Yes, we do have a problem, says ex-regulator

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JERSEY has a gambling problem, says the former head of the industry regulator.

In the final part of a Jersey Evening Post series on gambling, former civil servant Chris Fairbairn says that the Island has had a problem with gambling for many years, and that there are more compulsive gamblers here than per head of population than in the UK.

Mr Fairbairn, who spent 27 years with the Gambling Control Committee including 12 as chief officer before retiring in 2002, says that the Jersey Gambling Commission that took over from the old committee has to take a proactive role in tackling compulsive gambling.

Read more in Thursday's JEP, including the experience of one compulsive gambler

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