Child gamblers: How and why are children gambling?

A report published today suggests 450,000 children a week are gambling in the UK – more than those who had drunk alcohol, smoked cigarettes or taken illegal drugs.

The Gambling Commission has called for parents, businesses and regulators to work together to address child gambling. 

The Gambling Commission study found 14 per cent of the more than 2,800 11- to 16-year-olds it studied had gambled within the week before being surveyed – equating to 450,000 of the full 11-16 population in England, Scotland and Wales. The study found that 1.7 per cent are considered to be “problem gamblers”.

Read the full article on this link to Children & Young people Now

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