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By Oregon Problem Gambling Services, Wendy Hausotter.

By Oregon Problem Gambling Services, Wendy Hausotter.

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    School sponsoring a casino night? School sponsoring a casino night? Presentation Transcript

    • School sponsoring a “Casino Night”? pick up…and share… these tips for doing it responsibly
    • Oregon Problem Gambling Helpline: free and confidential By phone: 1-877-MY LIMIT By email/chat/IM: 1877mylimit. org website also feature free downloadable resources
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    • Messages To Kids About Gambling
    • delinquency sexual behavior smoking drug use gambling Problem Behaviors Oregon youth surveys show that youth gambling is related to other risk behaviors …so don’t think of it as a “healthy” alternative activity!
      • Most parents believe:
      • Youth gambling is harmless
      • Youth who gamble are unlikely to have problems in school
      • Youth gambling is not associated with alcohol or drug use
      • … and those beliefs are part of the problem, because they are INCORRECT
    • Internet gambling: a casino in every home?
      • Illegal
      • Available 24/7
      • Offers accelerated rate of play; distorts perceptions of real money
      • “ Practice” sites lure players via higher payoffs
      • New survey: # 1 gambling
      • activity among Oregon kids
      • is playing for free online
        • Preference for new, exciting,
        • low effort activities
        • Minimal consideration of
        • negative consequences
        • More risky, impulsive
        • all of which can play into
        • gambling problems
      Adolescent Brains Are A Work In Progress
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