3 Times More Canadian Adolescents Play Gambling Online Games
According to the study of scientists from the center for addiction and mental health, 3 times more canadian adolescents are playing gambling on the internet than previously thought. About this writes newswise.
Researchers found that about 10% of adolescents (approximately 58 thousand.) made an online bet over the past three monhs. Earlier it was reported that this figure was approaching 3%.
Young people are more than four times more often playing online games than girls. The study also showed that adolescents who play online gambling are more likely to participate in some forms of ground gambling, such as instant winning tickets, slot machines and card games.
«As the availability of government-financed game online capabilities expands and is increasingly promoted, we expect that the prevalence of gambling on the internet among adolescents will continue to grow, – said scott lizerdale, professor of the school of public health and health systems in waterloo and one of the research officials. – the greater the interest of adolescents in gambling, the greater the chances that they will face problem behavior».
Current provincial legislation in the field of online gambling changes. British columbia, quebec and manitoba recently legalized gambling on the internet, and in january 2015 the government ontario launched his own legalized platform with gambling online games.
The study is based on data collected among 10,035 secondary school students in the provinces of newfoundland, labrador, ontario and saskatchewan as part of the smoking study among canadian youth in 2012-2013.
Previously, it became known that brian’s deputy massa presented the c-221 bill on sports rates, which will make changes to the criminal code of canada.