New research report released on youth gambling in NSW

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New research report released on youth gambling in NSW
03 July 2023

New research report released on youth gambling in NSW  

The Office of Responsible Gambling has released research exploring gambling, gaming and simulated gambling amongst young people aged 12-17 years in NSW. This research was conducted by CQUniversity and funded through the NSW Responsible Gambling Fund.

The study provides insight into the perspectives of young people on various gambling influences including parents, peers, gambling advertising, sports interests, gambling opportunities, and monetary and simulated gambling products. 

Young people were engaged in a series of online communities and in-depth interviews for this study. They reported being inundated with promotional gambling messages in their everyday lives, especially sports betting adverts and adverts for social casino games which they interpret as promoting gambling. 

The study participants also identified strategies they believe can help to protect them against gambling problems and harm. These include environments that prevent gambling harm for young people, tighter regulation of gambling and simulated products, less advertising, age-related restrictions for simulated gambling features, and gambling education in schools.

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