Talking with teenagers about gambling

As a concerned parent, you may be aware of the increasing presence of gambling in the lives of young people, whether it’s through advertising, media coverage, branding or online games.

This guide will help you in two ways:

  1. To assist you and your young person to understand gambling and its promotion in an informed and thoughtful way. When and if your child is ready to legally gamble, they will have all the tools and knowledge they need to make sensible choices.
  2. If your young person or their friends are engaging in underage gambling, the guide will provide the basis for a discussion about gambling and some pathways to help if necessary.

Our goal is to ensure that if current and future generations decide to gamble they do so responsibly and understand the signs that they may be running into trouble.


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