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Understanding the Odds - Youth Report

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

Earlier this year, the McCreary Centre Society released Understanding the odds: Gambling among BC youth aged 12–18, the first full-length report to look at underage gambling in BC.

The Executive Director for the McCreary Centre Society, Annie Smith, spoke about the importance of the report, saying:

“This is the first time we have taken a really close look at gambling behaviours among young people in the province, and I think it gives us some really important information about the different ways that youth are gambling, as well as which youth are gambling at rates and in ways that are concerning. I think it also highlights some important links that we may not have thought of before, for example whilst we know that involvement in sport is generally a protective factor for young people, the link that we saw between sports betting and sports involvement deserves further attention.”

The full report is available on the resource section of my website, or you can visit the McCreary Centre Society website and view their collection of research and reports.

Below is an informative infographic from the findings of the report:

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