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Preventing Early Initiation of Youth Gambling

Youth problem gamblers often report placing their initial bet at an early age, typically around 10-11 years old. The greater availability and accessibility of gambling opportunities significantly contributes to youth gambling behavior (OASAS, 2022). Family and peers’ favorable attitudes for gambling increases the odds that youth will begin gambling at an early age (Botella-Guijarro, 2020). Preventing Early Initiation of Youth Gambling