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Free Online Casino Games May Turn Teens Into Gambling Addicts, Study Warns

Ben Renner March 25, 2019

TORONTO — Keep your children away from online casino games if you want to lower their risk of developing an addiction to gambling, a new study warns.

There are thousands of free, casino-style games waiting to be downloaded or played on websites. Researchers with the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found a link between young people playing these games and developing gambling addictions later in life. Even games that aren’t overtly trying to mimic casino games like slots or poker can still encourage and cultivate an affinity for placing bets and learning how casino games work at all, the authors say.

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