Luck Be A Lady Tonight

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Journalist and former Sky News presenter Marverine Cole looks at how gambling is becoming increasingly popular among women in the UK.

A reformed problem gambler herself, Marverine embarks on a rather personal journey to find out why more and more women are taking to gambling. For years it was associated more with men than women, so why the sudden surge in female interest?

Marverine examines the attractions of gambling but also tries to find out why, for her and others, it turned into so-called 'problem gambling'. She hears from women for whom the odd flutter is just a bit of fun and eavesdrops on a group session for women for whom gambling became an out of control addiction.

Producer: Ashley Byrne

A Made in Manchester Limited Production for BBC Radio 4.