Advertising driving online gambling among young Australians

21 Mar 2024

Gambling features such as loot boxes in video games and sports betting are the most popular forms of online gambling among young adults in the ACT, with many introduced to it before the age of 18, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU). 


The study asked 38 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 about their online gambling habits.  


Lead author, ANU Associate Professor Aino Suomi, said the vast majority of participants who engaged with gambling features such as loot boxes or skins in video games first did so in their early teens.


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