Kay Wadsworth is speaking to MPs as a major review into UK gambling laws starts
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The mum of a Leeds woman who took her own life after struggling with gambling addiction will give evidence on behalf of female gamblers as the government launches a major review into UK betting laws.
Kay Wadsworth’s daughter, Kimberley, started gambling in 2015 against a backdrop of depression and the death of her father.
She lost tens of thousands of pounds, but struggled to discuss her addiction.
Mrs Wadsworth said: “She kept it to herself. She was such a beautiful, vivacious young girl who loved life. We were very proud of her as parents.
“But her father died suddenly at fifty-seven from a heart-attack and I don’t think she ever got over it. Addiction can happen to anyone.”
As Kimberley continued to spend, one betting site made her a ‘VIP’ offering her free incentives to continue…