Reasons Youth Gamble


Youth, like everyone else, gamble for a lot of different reasons. We don’t know all of the reasons, but we know that entertainment, socialization and competition are some of the biggest.

Reasons Why Youths May Gamble:

  • Entertainment
  • Socialization
  • Competition
  • Escape problems
  • Loneliness, depression or boredom
  • Peer pressure
  • Think it is a quick way to get rich
  • Impress others
  • Be the center of attention
  • Think of it as a way to make friends
  • Winning provides an instant, temporary boost of confidence

Note: these are just some of the many reasons why youth may gamble.

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