Gambling addiction is a serious mental illness, but one that isn't talked much about. There have been cases of people with gambling addictions stealing money from people they know, and in more tragic cases, killing themselves.
In Canada, it's estimated that three per cent of people have gambling issues, but they are responsible for 30 per cent of all gambling revenue. That's a shocking statistic - but what's even more shocking is that that big chunk of revenue is seemingly why governments aren't stepping in.
CBC investigative reporter Erica Johnson tells us about some of the efforts made over the years that look good on paper, but aren't really that effective, and the simple changes that could make all the difference.