Adolescent gambling in Great Britain

Griffiths, MD ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2008. Adolescent gambling in Great Britain. Education Today, 58 (1), pp. 7-11.

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Abstract

This article briefly overviews some of the latest research into adolescent gambling and looks at the recent 2005 Gambling Act in relation to adolescent gambling measures. The new Gambling Act came into force on 1 September 2007, and replaces existing law on gambling in England, Scotland and Wales. Based on the most recent findings and the fact that adolescents can still legally gamble on fruit machines in seaside arcades and family leisure centres, it is argued that adolescent gambling is still a cause for concern in Great Britain, particularly as problem gambling among adolescents is four to five times more prevalent than adult problem rates (i.e. 3.5% of adolescents compared to 0.6% of adults).

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Education Today
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: College of Teachers
Date: 2008
Volume: 58
Number: 1
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:39
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:35
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16225

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