Report – Online gaming and gambling in children and adolescents: Normalising gambling in cyber places

Report – Online gaming and gambling in children and adolescents: Normalising gambling in cyber places

11 October 2018

This report found that gambling and gambling-like products are visible, accessible and promoted to young people across a range of digital media.

This report has been published by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Through a literature review of Australian and international studies, this report examined the available research  on children and young people's exposure to, and participation in, online gaming and gambling activities.

It found that young people's constant online accessibility facilitated new entry points and exposure to gambling activities and exposure to gambling promotions. The expansion and sophistication of gambling products and the emergence of new forms of unregulated gambling with virtual currencies, in addition to gambling promotions on social media, has contributed to the normalisation of gambling.

Download this report from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation website.

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