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Adolescent Gambling

 

 

by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker

Dec 2, 2006

 

 

Adolescent Gambling

 

The origin of gambling is associated with recreation and entertainment. However, itís shift from entertainment to a money making source has made gambling hazardous to the society. Gambling today has become an addiction for many. According to various researches the percentage of pathological gambling is rising since the last decade. Moreover, the rising percentage of adolescence pathological gambling has become a larger threat to the health of the society.

 

Gambling addiction in adolescence

 

Online gambling technology has several loopholes, which has made way for adolescence in the world of luck. Online gambling system is not equipped to verify the age of the gambler. Though there is a field that asks for age, one can enter false age. Thus as there is no restriction for entrants in online casinos adolescence get an easy entry. Since many teenagers have discovered gambling to be an easy way of making money most of them are taking it is a serious money making opportunity.

 

Teenagers are steeling credit card number of their parents and are spending on online gambling. Many such incidences have been recorded especially with teenagers whose parents are working. As working parents are often out of the house, it becomes difficult for them to keep a watch on their kids. And as Internet and computers have become a household technology, teenagers get an easy access of such online gambling websites.

 

Effects of adolescence pathological gambling

 

The rising percentage of adolescence gambling is crippling the most important section of the society. The addiction is damaging the health of that part of society, which still needs to mature. The addiction has been forcing many adolescences to steal and rob to fulfill their pleasures of gambling. In fact the crime rates in the age group of 14 to 25 has increased rapidly with the advent of online gambling. Teenagers are not just stealing but are also getting indulged in other crime activities such as murders and gang wars. The increasing crime rate has become a major threat of gambling.

 

Tips for parents

 

Parents to keep their young ones away from gambling should make sure that they have blocked all gambling sites in their home PC. Further they should also keep a track of their kids spending and also keep check on their credit card accounts. In case if a youth has fallen prey to the addiction of gambling various medical programs are being offered that help sufferers to get rid of the addiction. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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