Beware of Internet Gambling in Your Home

With the availability of online games of chance, gambling is on the rise in the U.S. Gambling on the Internet is largely an unregulated industry. According to the U.S. National Gambling Impact Study Commission, established by Congress in 1997, more than 1,300 online casinos rake in more than US $650 million dollars a year. The gambling…

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Benefits of Parental Monitoring-9: Gambling and Alcohol Use

This is the ninth in a series of blogs examining the benefits of parental monitoring.The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs reported a study that examined the effect of parental monitoring on gambling and alcohol use among youth.Gambling and alcohol misuse are known to be widespread among youth, and may be part of a…

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Benefits of Parental Monitoring-8: Gambling

This is the eighth in a series of blogs examining benefits of parental monitoring.Indiana University conducted research among 116 boys and girls (average age 16.8 years) attending a Midwestern urban high school. The students were surveyed to determine the how often they gambled, and relationship between gambling and their parental and peer influences.Almost all of…

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The Potential Problem of Kids & Gambling

Have you noticed that gambling is now treated like a sport?Take a minute to go to the ESPN web site and search for the term “poker”. You'll find that ESPN Poker, is an entire section devoted to the game. Times sure have changed! Not long ago, very few people would have considered poker (a form…

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