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A study commissioned by the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling has found almost 30 per cent of young people surveyed had gambled in the past year.

The NSW Youth Gambling Study 2020 investigated the gambling attitudes and behaviours of young people aged 12-17 through focus groups and an online survey of over 2,200 people. Director of the Office of Responsible Gambling, Natalie Wright, said in the past year 29.8 per cent of participants had gambled, with informal private betting the most common, followed by scratchies and lotteries.

The research showed relatively few young people gambled alone with gambling usually happening with a parent or another adult relative, Ms Wright said.

Read the report…