Youth and Young Adults
What are your odds?
If you’re between 18 and 24 years old, you’re in the age group that’s at the highest risk of developing a gambling problem.
You are exposed to gambling images every day - from lottery tickets at the store to poker tournaments on TV and online. And while gambling is illegal for teens, research shows many do bet on sports and purchase lottery tickets.
Compared to adults, young people are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop a gambling problem. ”
Safer sex. Safer gambling.
As a young person today, you’ve probably been bombarded with safer sex and anti-drug messaging. But there are also potential risks associated with betting. Problem gambling can lead not only to the loss of money – but also to the loss of trust and friendships. Gambling can even jeopardize success at school and work.
Check out this short commercial produced as part of RGC's Safe or Sorry campaign.