Gambling, or betting, is when you place money (or something of value) on an event with an uncertain outcome. It’s usually done to win money or an item of worth. Examples include horse racing, bingo, the National Lottery, online gaming and poker.

Now that most secondary school-aged children have a mobile phone and internet access, gambling is increasing. It can be done anywhere – at home, on the bus, sat in a park.

There are different types of gamblers ranging from casual social gamblers (where gambling is just one of many things to do) to compulsive gamblers (who’ve lost all control over their gambling habits). Even social gamblers can experience changes in their moods, for example, if they lose. Those who have a problem with their gambling, however, are at a higher risk of suffering with stress, anxiety and depression.


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