A new study has found that gambler children are at least 10 times more likely to have 10 times more addiction towards gambling.
The study shows the cause of gambling is very much associated with previously understood, leading to calls for urgent government action. The recent findings indicate that the recently released report Children at Risk of Developing Problem Gambling paint offers a perturbed picture parents come across with parents on their kids.
It was found that kids having a father who gambles are 13.5 times more prone to have gambling concerns compared to a mother with a gambling problem in children which is 10.6 times more common. Previous studies have shown that that children with parents as gamblers were two to four times more likely to develop gambling problems.
Professor Alun Jackson from Melbourne University said: ''A lot of it actually starts off as card playing at home or accompanying parents while they are betting on the dogs or the track or the TAB. Parents are the people who introduce them [children] to gambling.''
The report involved 2½ years to be released and comprised of national surveys with 3953 adults, 612 secondary students and 823 students aged between 18 and 25.
Professor Jackson said parents need to be a bit careful with respect to gambling activity. The implications of the study prove to be strict when compared to a list of family friendliness in association with the gambling sessions.