Children are introduced to gambling
every day in the United States.
As they scratch off their first lottery tickets and bet on their first card games, they aren’t being taught that the fun activity can become addicting and destructive to their health and happiness.
Teach your kids about problem gambling. Tell them about the risks of gambling at a young age, the consequences of addiction and how they can prevent themselves from facing their own problems.
Keep your kids gambling-free with our educational resources. With your help, we can make sure they Don’t Bet Yet.
2M (1%) of U.S. adults are
estimated to meet
criteria for disordered
gambling in a given
4-6M (2-3%) are considered
- National Council
on Problem Gambling
Of US residents age 14-21 approximately 2.1% currently struggle with problem gambling. Another 6.5% are at-risk for developing a gambling problem.
- Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
The Rate of Problem
Gambling among high school students is Twice that of adults.
- University of Connecticut
Health Center, 2005
Someone gambling by
age 12 will be
4 Times more likely to develop a gambling addiction and a lifetime of problems.
- access washington
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