Center on Problem Gambling

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Youth at Risk

According to the American Psychiatric Association, 10–15% of young people asked have significant gambling problems; 6% of the teens who have tried gambling have become pathological gamblers.

What is gambling?

Gambling is taking part in any game or activity in which you risk money or a valuable object in order to win money.

A few examples include:

Self evaluation:

IF YOU HAVE ANSWERED “YES” TO SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE LOSING CONTROL OVER YOUR GAMBLING BEHAVIOUR?

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? Call our 24/7 Confidential helpline: 1-800-522-4700

Signs of problem gambling:

In adolescents, manifestation of gambling problems is not always as clear as those commonly observed in adult problem gamblers. However, some signs can indicate the development of a growing problem:

Additional Resources

Helpful Websites

www.youthgambling.com
www.nyproblemgambling.org
www.dcgp.org/youth-adults.html

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