Gambling describes games and activities that have an unpredictable outcome and that require players to make bets in the hope of winning something of value.
Most gambling games include:
Over 42% of students in Grades 7-12 have gambled in the past month. It’s not hard to figure out why – gambling can be a lot of fun.
Here are some other reasons people might gamble:
Most young people who gamble don’t develop problems with gambling. The key to not putting yourself at risk for developing a problem is setting limits around how and when you gamble.
Check out these sites:
Think you might have a problem, or just want to know more about problem gambling? Find out more on the next page.
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Last Reviewed September 2012 by the Kids Help Phone Counselling Team
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