Young people are often influenced by the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of family members. Given that regular involvement in gambling during adolescence can lead to a variety of issues, including criminal behaviour and poor school outcomes (Derevensky & Gupta, 2004; Messerlian, Derevensky, & Gupta, 2005), it is important to better understand gambling behaviours at a family level.
This chapter describes levels of gambling involvement and gambling-related problems among 16–17 year olds and their parents, and some of the factors associated with teenage gambling. These insights may help inform a range of policies and practices to address gambling‑related harm for families and young people.
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