Young people and gambling

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Young people and gambling

The facts

  • Young people no longer just experience gambling at a distance.
  • Eight in 10 teenagers have participated in some form of gambling.
  • On average, one teen in every high school class has an issue with gambling.

The concerns

Gambling is increasingly a part of everyday life. Teens see it everywhere - in sport, advertising, online games, social media and in the behaviour of those around them.

Anyone with a smartphone or tablet can gamble at any time, day or night - even if they're underage. This normalisation of gambling makes teens less likely to recognise the dangers, further increasing the risk they will gamble.

Find out more about the issue

Practical tools, advice and resources to support you

What's the big deal? Talking to teens about gambling

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Information, tools and tips to support you

The foundation engages young people, their families and the community. We raise awareness of the risks associated with gambling and foster responsible gambling behaviour.

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