In a recent study, it has been found out in half a million children is said to gamble on a weekly basis. And among this number, 9000 are defined to be problem gamblers. This study has been presented forward by the industrial regulator, and is enough to shock not just any nation, but the entire world. There are various measures taken by the online gambling sites to prevent children, below the age group of 18, to enter the platform, but all remains in vain. This research clearly shows that the management needs to work on a strong security panel, to get rid of such scenario, as soon as possible.
Other information to hold on
The recent study has further indicated that even the rate of smoking, drinking and drugs have decreased among children, but you cannot say the same for children, when it comes to gambling. The gambling rate remains largely static. Nearly 450,000 children, within the age group of 11 to 15 are addicted and associated with this activity, and this result denotes only a week’s rate. As children are not allowed to enter the casino centers, and asked for their ID proof, so they have started working on the online sector.
Popular one among children
Among so many types of gambling ventures out there, children are mostly inclining towards poker. The most likely platforms, where they are playing these rounds, are smartphones and some social networking sites. Even though these social network sites have age limitation, but it is hard for the programmer to check on each ID to see if they are stating the truth. So, the children are currently gaining free access to these free casino sites, after logging in through social networking websites.
Fun and money making agenda
When asked about their gambling inclination, 60% of children acknowledge that gambling is a dangerous thing to do, at such a tender age. However, around 245 said that they are going it to make some easy cash, and according to the rest, it is just a platform of sheer fun and entertainment. At present, children are not much into drinking or smoking. It was a thing of past for them, as the world has introduced the easy method of playing gamble.
This method is practically meant for those adults, who do not have the liberty to move overseas in Las Vegas, to play a round of poker physically. For them, this physical platform seems to be a great idea. But, it seems, that it has attracted children, too.
Boys are more into it
When more research has been done, it has been found out that boys are more in online gambling than girls. 12% of the kids comprise of girls, and 21% is there under boys. But, the main intention of the gambling world is to prevent and tackle underage gambling. For that, these online sites have promised to take necessary steps, and make accessibility, next to impossible, for the minors. It is however, mandatory for parents to keep a close eye on their little ones and prevent them from taking such a step.