Gambling, Sports Betting and Young People

A free forum for professionals and community leaders that work with young people

Online gambling and sports betting is increasingly part of everyday life. Gambling advertising is changing the way young people see sport. Smartphones and tablets provide easy access for young people to gambling at any time, even if they are underage.

This normalisation means that young people are less likely to recognise the dangers associated with gambling and further increase their risks.

At this free forum, you will hear from:

  • Associate Professor Samantha Thomas from Deakin University about the latest research on the impact of gambling advertising on children and young people
  • Re-SPIN Community Educator about their experience of gambling harm
  • Gamblers Help Eastern about practical information and help services available

This forum is designed for professionals and community leaders that work with young people under the age of 25. This includes:

  • Youth workers
  • Teachers
  • Health and community workers
  • University/TAFE professionals
  • Community leaders and volunteers
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth and peer leaders

Morning tea provided

This is a free event but registration is required

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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