Youth Gambling Can Be Part of Everyday Life

The sheer amount of gambling behaviors that young people are exposed to every day is alarming. Gambling opportunities come in many ways. They happen at home – from family poker games to purchasing lottery tickets. They happen in school – from friendly bets with peers to bets on sporting events. And they happen online – with video games and apps that mimic gambling. All of this exposure at a young age could lead to lifelong issues with problem gambling.