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Online Gambling and Youth

| February 5, 2013
Online Gambling and Youth

Technically, a person needs to be 18 years of age to gamble online.  Yet we have talked with teens as young as 12 years old who have bet real money online. How do they do it? Also see: Facts for Parents on Electronic Gaming & Gambling Listen to Joshua. “I just click the button that says I’m […]

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Preventing Youth Problem Gambling

| February 5, 2013
Preventing Youth Problem Gambling

Research is still new in the area of problem gambling, and particularly new with regard to prevention. While we don’t exactly know what prevents youth from developing gambling problems, we do have evidence around what is effective with preventing other problem behaviors among youth. In Lane County, we use the risk and protective factor framework […]

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Common Types of Gambling Among Youth

| February 5, 2013
Common Types of Gambling Among Youth

According to a survey of over 1,500 Oregon adolescents ages 12-17 (Volberg, Hedberg, & Moore, 2008), youth are most likely to gamble on the following: “Free” Internet gambling‐type games Cards (poker) Sports bets Games of personal skill (games against each other, Concerns (and quotes) about youth online gambling , dares, etc.)   It may be […]

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The Influence of Parents on Youth Gambling

| February 5, 2013
The Influence of Parents on Youth Gambling

Source for content on this page: Oregon Health Authority, 2010 | Print full copy In Oregon as elsewhere, most parents and kids still don’t see gambling as a behavior that can lead to serious problems, even addiction. A 2008 statewide study of Oregon youth and their parents notes that “high proportions of parents (regardless of whether or not […]

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University of Oregon Football Players Created Problem Gambling Awareness Video | – Lane County Prevention Program

| February 5, 2013
University of Oregon Football Players Created Problem Gambling Awareness Video |  – Lane County Prevention Program

“A Gambler’s Addiction” UO Duck football players create public awareness video, win award for first Problem Gambling Awareness Video Contest held in Lane County On the heels of Problem Gambling Awareness Week in Oregon, the Lane County Prevention Program announced the award for winning video in the first ever Problem Gambling Awareness video contest. The […]

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Problem Gambling Prevention Videos

| February 5, 2013

For all of our PreventionLane videos, see our YouTube page. For Spanish media, see our site en español. 2011 Oregon Problem Gambling Awareness Week KMTR News | March 14, 2011 | Youth Use Media to Help Attack Problem Gambling KVAL News | March 10, 2011 | “Youth Gambling” Interview with Shelley Kurtz, KVAL News | […]

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2011 Oregon Problem Gambling Awareness Week Media Advisory

| February 5, 2013
2011 Oregon Problem Gambling Awareness Week Media Advisory

The latest data on Oregon students show that gambling starts as early as sixth grade, and that youth who gamble are much more likely to be involved in other risky behaviors. The data, tabulated by the Oregon Health Authority, show that 6th-11th grade youth who gamble are far more likely to have drunk alcohol, used […]

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Talking with Your Kids About Gambling | Problem Gambling Prevention | – Lane County Prevention Program

| February 5, 2013
Talking with Your Kids About Gambling | Problem Gambling Prevention |  – Lane County Prevention Program

For Parents: Talking with Your Kids About Gambling See also: The Influence of Parents on Youth Gambling | Tips for teachers Relatively high proportions of parents (regardless of whether or not they gamble) believe that gambling is a harmless activity… that youth who gamble are unlikely to have problems in school, and that youth gambling […]

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Problem Gambling Prevention | – Lane County Prevention Program

| February 5, 2013

Gambling Self-Assessment This test is a screening instrument only – it does not yield a diagnosis. Only a qualified professional should make a proper diagnosis. NOTE: If you suspect that you have a gambling problem, you should seek help for that problem regardless of how you score on this screening test. [In Lane County, contact […]

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10 Tips for Responsible Gambling

| February 5, 2013
10 Tips for Responsible Gambling

Gamble only if it’s fun. Think of the money you lose as the cost of entertainment. Set a dollar limit and stick to it. Set a time limit and stick to it. Accept losing as part of the game. Don’t borrow money to gamble. Don’t let gambling interfere with family, friends, or work. Don’t gamble […]

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