UK research shows that children are gambling - without always realising

UK research shows that children are gambling - without always realising

By site_editor

New research published by the Gambling Commission raises concerns that children are experiencing gambling in situations where the risks are not always explained. The data raises questions about the long term impact for children whose early experiences of gambling are in a consequence-free environment.

The figures show that new technology is providing children with opportunities to experience gambling behaviours through products, such as free-to-play casino games, social media or within some computer games, which do not have the same level of protections or responsible gambling messages as regulated gambling products

The report also shows that the most common forms of gambling amongst children - bets between friends, playing fruit machines in pubs and clubs, and buying National Lottery scratchcards - are happening in locations that do not need to be regulated to provide gambling.

 

Company Details

International Association of Gaming Regulators
7881 W Charleston Blvd, Suite 155
Las Vegas, NV 89117
USA

Fax: +001 (636) 277-6665

Email Contact

Twitter Feed

#iagr2018: IAGR's annual conference in Copenhagen has been declared a 'huge success': https://t.co/ffSxJg9LPA https://t.co/4OUHD7xom3
IAGR_ORG (2 weeks ago)
#iagr2018 5 key issues in US sports betting: strong, robust and innovative content; reliable servers and data cente… https://t.co/0PBZWPiNX5
IAGR_ORG (4 weeks ago)
#iagr2018: William Pascrell III of Princeton Public Affairs Group Inc is telling us about new sports opportunities in North America.
IAGR_ORG (5 weeks ago)
#iagr2018: Would banning bonuses solve the issue - or drive players to unlicensed operators?
IAGR_ORG (5 weeks ago)
iagr2018: Michael Bay Jørsel, CEO, Center for Ludomani, Denmark: increasing number of young men (18-30) are seeking… https://t.co/vSGuYDb3DN
IAGR_ORG (5 weeks ago)