Gambling can be fun, but it can also become a problem.
Here are some things you should know about gambling:
While most people who gamble don’t develop problems, lots of others find it difficult to control their gambling.
People with gambling problems might spend excessive amounts of time gambling, or spend money they can’t afford to lose.
A gambling problem can affect many parts of someone’s life, like school, work, friendships, family relationships, and hobbies.
With the right information and help, young people can overcome gambling problems.
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Last Reviewed September 2012 by the Kids Help Phone Counselling Team