What to look for

It can be difficult to tell if a young person has a gambling related issue, but there are some signs to look out for.

Are your children:

  • Spending lots of time talking or thinking about gambling?
  • Obsessing over simulated gambling apps and games?
  • Obsessing about odds when watching sport instead of focusing on the game?
  • Borrowing or taking money from family and friends?
  • Lying or being secretive about gambling activities?
  • Having mood swings, or stressed when not gambling?
  • Suffering forms of depression, including isolation from friends?
  • Missing school or grades falling due to time spent gambling?
  • Any other changes in behaviour that you worry about?

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