Underage Gambling and School Posted On

Underage gambling can have negative effects on youth and their peers, and there are many things that school personnel can do to decrease the prevalence of underage gambling. Who does underage gambling affect? Studies have shown that underage gambling can have damaging effects on youth who gamble, and on those around them.  Youth who gamble… Read more »

Parents: Talk to Teens about underage gambling! Posted On

There are so many things that parents tell teens to be aware of, from crossing the street safely, to avoiding addictive behaviors.  For the third week in Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the focus is  on parents talking with their youth about the risks of underage gambling. The teenage years are a time of great change… Read more »

Tips for Teens Posted On

Whether you like it or not, part of being a teenager is feeling the need to look cool and fit in.  Most teens may not know that nearly 90% of youth age 14-21 do not gamble on a regular basis (Welte, 2007).  There’s good reason for not participating in underage gambling, and that is because… Read more »

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month Posted On

Welcome to the 2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month!  Problem Gambling Awareness Month is intended to bring awareness to the need to have conversations about problem gambling.  During the month of March, you’ll be inundated with facts, ideas, helpful tips, links, videos and a multitude of other resources that will help you have the conversation about… Read more »

No Scratch-Offs for Teens! Posted On

As the holidays are approaching, many people begin to scramble looking for different types of gifts to give to the people that they love. As people get more and more desperate, they may think of getting a scratch off ticket for a teen, especially to put in stockings and cards.   These gifts are meant for… Read more »

Thankful after Thanksgiving Posted On

Thanksgiving has passed, and there were many things for everyone to be thankful for.  If you’re struggling with problem gambling, it may have been difficult finding things to be thankful for. There may have been family members who expressed unhappy feelings about your gambling. There may have been more past-due notices to remind you that… Read more »