The Hidden Addiction: Why Online Gambling Surged During the Pandemic Lockdown

While the pandemic closed many casinos last year, the rise of legal online betting gave gamblers easy outlets to pursue this addictive activity during lockdowns. And the stress and anxiety of the pandemic drove many problem gamblers even deeper into addiction. NBCLX storyteller Ngozi Ekeledo explores why the “hidden addiction” has become an even bigger problem during the isolation of the pandemic.