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Signs of a Gambling Problem in Youth

| February 5, 2013
Signs of a Gambling Problem in Youth

Wondering about someone you know that may have a problem with gambling? Look for some key signs: Asking for/borrowing money from family or friends Gambling “stuff” (poker books, betting sheets) Unexplained debts or extra cash/possessions Unexplained time away from home, work, or school Behavior change (seems distracted, moody, sad, worried, etc.) Withdrawal from friends and family Less involvement with […]

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Youth Gambling Behavior Survey in Oregon – Youth Gambling

| February 5, 2013
Youth Gambling Behavior Survey in Oregon – Youth Gambling

  2006 Oregon Youth Gambling Survey | Final Results June 2006 | Salem, OR — Results from a gambling survey involving 2,479 Oregon youth were compiled and presented to the Oregon Problem Gambling Services professionals training on June 8, 2006. The survey was conducted in eight regions across the state, to help understand recent gambling behavior among Oregon youth. […]

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Talking with Your Kids About Gambling

| February 5, 2013
Talking with Your Kids About Gambling

See also: The Influence of Parents on Youth Gambling | Tips for teachers | Infographic for Parents on Online Gaming & Gambling 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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Risk Factors for Problem Gambling Among Youth

| February 5, 2013
Risk Factors for Problem Gambling Among Youth

How do some youth become problem gamblers? It’s impossible, of course, to predict which kids are going to become problem gamblers. We’ve found out more about who is more likely to become a problem gambler, based upon certain “risk factors.” Common risk factors for youth problem gambling: Single‐parent household Gambling on card games and sports […]

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Youth Who Have Gambling Problems

| February 5, 2013

Also see: Signs of a gambling problem in youth Adolescent problem gamblers in Oregon are significantly more likely than other gamblers to have lost more than $50 in a single month and to have started gambling before entering 8th grade. Adolescent problem gamblers are significantly more likely than other gamblers to have skipped school, to have been hurt […]

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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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