Swedish Gambling Authority to Educate Children on Gambling

Swedish gaming authority Lotteriinspektion prepares to introduce the “prataomspel”, a program to educate children from 7th grade up about gambling.

The program will give students the opportunity to take a look at situations related to probability, advertising analysis and gender related issues in addition to other gambling related topics.

"The impression is that the advertising situation is chaotic in Sweden and much of the advertising targets the young. It is unreasonable and exposes more young people to the risk of debt and addiction problems. With prior education, we are equipping the young with established skills to assess and control gambling related issues,” said, Joakim Rönngren, director of communications, Lotteriinspektionen.

“Knowledge and education are key factors for young people to be able to handle the massive gambling advertising and the game offers that attract them,” Lotteriinspektionen said. “So teachers and educators will have a free tool in “prataomspel” to assist in educating the young.”
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    iDark

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    Great idea of scandinavians. We all know that education system is very responsible in Scandinavia, so gambling wasn't forget at all, because more and more gambling sites are around and children has possibility to try it without any restrictions though... "Drink responsible, gambling responsible" - Should be must everywhere, so big move was made by gambling authority, now it depends on every child how they accept the info and what direction will take lately...
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    These Scandinavian countries really know what they are doing in my view, progressive policies such as this help to insure their future generations against the problems that could result from a lack of understanding of gaming and betting as a whole - if only the US an UK would pay attention to the proven research and development going on in these countries the world would be progressing so much faster!!
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    This is great decision from Sweden. I think that education on gambling is very important for children to understand that gambling isn't just fun, that gambling can became very very big problem, and at first they won't take is serious but when it became a problem they will, but than it is too late.
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    I think this is the right move that Swedish gambling authority are making. Now when almost all people have computers, smartphones and connection to internet, our children are growing up with them, and they have access to this gambling sites. It's good to educate them when they are still young to understand that if you gamble, you must do that with reasonable amount of money, and your first goal must be to have some fun.

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