Information for parents

Research shows a growing number of teenagers are gambling.

Working out who will develop a gambling problem is not an exact science. Prevention experts say that like alcohol and drugs, the earlier in life a person begins to gamble, the more likely they are to develop a problem later in life.

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has developed a useful guide to help parents discuss gambling with the young people in their lives.

The guide is full of information about the changing nature of gambling and includes tips and tools for talking to teenagers about gambling.

We also have a range of factsheets available to help you understand the risks associated with gambling and explore ways to tackle the topic with the young people in your life.