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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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In this section, you’ll learn tips for safer gambling and what to do if you think you have a gambling problem. You will also find out how to deal if a friend or someone in your family has a problem with gambling.

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Last Reviewed September 2012 by the Kids Help Phone Counselling Team

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