School sponsoring a casino night?

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School sponsoring a casino night?

  1. 1. School sponsoring a “Casino Night”? pick up…and share… these tips for doing it responsibly
  2. 2. 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
  3. 5. Messages To Kids About Gambling
  4. 6. 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!
  5. 7. <ul><li>Most parents believe: </li></ul><ul><li>Youth gambling is harmless </li></ul><ul><li>Youth who gamble are unlikely to have problems in school </li></ul><ul><li>Youth gambling is not associated with alcohol or drug use </li></ul><ul><li>… and those beliefs are part of the problem, because they are INCORRECT </li></ul>
  6. 8. Internet gambling: a casino in every home? <ul><li>Illegal </li></ul><ul><li>Available 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Offers accelerated rate of play; distorts perceptions of real money </li></ul><ul><li>“ Practice” sites lure players via higher payoffs </li></ul><ul><li>New survey: # 1 gambling </li></ul><ul><li>activity among Oregon kids </li></ul><ul><li>is playing for free online </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><ul><li>Preference for new, exciting, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>low effort activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal consideration of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>negative consequences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More risky, impulsive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>all of which can play into </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gambling problems </li></ul></ul>Adolescent Brains Are A Work In Progress

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