Gambling has slowly found its way into most societies and there are a lot of people who have promoted gambling to a very high extent. To most people, gambling is just a fascination but in as this article highlights , there are problems associated with gambling because it affects the most vulnerable people in Australia. The most targeted group includes those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage and those suffering from depression and mental issues. It was also found that teenagers are becoming more prone to gambling than adults. However, several foundations want to educate young people on the problems associated with gambling and find ways to combat it before it balloons into a major problem.
The number of people who start gambling at a very young age is very alarming. Most commercials and sports ads primarily target young people. I think this might cause children to engage in gambling at a very young age. Aside the initiatives from the foundations, I think it would be very helpful if teachers and coaches advice young people on the problems associated with gambling.