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School of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge. Conference 2003: Prevention of Problem Gambling. Kids Don’t Gamble…Wanna Bet?. Elizabeth M. George. Kids Don’t Gamble: Wannabet? Overview. Gambling: A Historical Perspective Real Stories About Real People Why Do Kids Gamble?

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School of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge

Conference 2003: Prevention of Problem Gambling

Kids Don’t Gamble…Wanna Bet?

Elizabeth M. George


Kids Don’t Gamble:Wannabet? Overview

  • Gambling: A Historical Perspective

  • Real Stories About Real People

  • Why Do Kids Gamble?

  • Danger Signs

  • Advancing the Issue: Research, Articles, Reports and Think Tanks

  • Advancing the Issue: Practical Points of Prevention

  • Advancing the Issue: The Media

  • Advancing the Issue: Collaboration


Andy’s Story


Why Do Kids Gamble?

Excerpted from: Wanna Bet? Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Teen Gambling but Never Thought to Ask™





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Make Sure the Deck is Stacked in Their Favor

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Danger Signs of a Youth Gambling Problem

  • Money missing from parents or siblings;

  • Selling of prized possessions and not being able to account for the money;

  • Repeatedly reporting lost or stolen items a parent would give the youngster money to replace;

  • Indications of shoplifting – unexplained new garments or merchandise tags;

  • Marked decrease in activities that were once held in highest regard;

  • Changes in school grades and behavior not explained by other reasons;

  • Being evasive about where they have been.


Research, Scientific Articles

Advancing the Issue: Research, Articles, Reports and Think Tanks

  • Alberta Gaming Research Center

  • University of Lethbridge

  • Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

  • Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

  • Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

  • Alberta Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission

  • Wynne Resource

  • Harvard Medical

  • The Ken & Randy Team


Public Awareness

Think Tanks

Peer, Reviewed Data

REPORTS

Research, Scientific Articles

Advancing the Issue:Practical Points of Prevention


Public Awareness

Think Tanks

Media

Peer, Reviewed Data

REPORTS

Research, Scientific Articles

Advancing the Issue: The Media


DAVID LETTERMAN’STop Ten Signs Your Kid is Addicted to Gambling

  • Keeps asking if he can double down on cookies.

    9. Has converted hamster’s treadmill into a crude roulette wheel.

    8. For a six year old, he seems to know way too much about jai-alai.

    7. His school lunches are comped.

    6. Knows the Vegas odds on where Waldo might be.

    5. There’s a bookie sleeping in his tree house.

    4. Changed his middle name to “The Greek”.

    3. He’s 9, and he’s dating a showgirl.

    2. Says things like “Daddy needs a new skateboard.”

    1. He likes to ride Amtrak.


Public Awareness

Think Tanks

Collaborations

With Gaming

Media

Peer, Reviewed Data

REPORTS

Research, Scientific Articles

Advancing the Issue: Collaboration


Summary


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