Should Kids Be Taught to Gamble?

Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.
Headline back 2
    Last post ago about 5 years by bingocrazy48
    Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
    • Started by
    • last active 37 min ago

    Readers of this topic also read:

    Please or register to post or comment.
      • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
        • Started by
        • last active 37 min ago
        Hiya Cuties,

        I just read an article about GamCare introducing a proposal to the UK to teach kids 12 years and up about gambling for the purpose of "safe" gambling.

        It could very well pass if the Government approves it. Do you think this will only create problem gamblers and tempt underage kids to play?

        I don't personally think it is a good idea to introduce kids to gambling. I think a better way to to go about it is if GamCare is sincere to teach them safeguards, then they should wait until they become a legal age.

        What are your thoughts and would you want your children to be part of this proposal?

      • No avatar normal
        • Replied by
          Mighty! Member
        • last active 2 days ago
        Well.. i kind of see the proposal here.. but the age is way off, i do feel that teaching the right way to gamble and safe gambling is a good incentive for areas that allow gambling, but at least raise the age to maybe 18 or 19.. 12 is too young and could backfire and cause alot of addicted, problem gamblers.. the average age for addicted smokers and alcholics was starting about age 12 it's an easily programmable unmature age, a latter age is more open mnded to other things so addiction is less likely.. as far as my own child.. no way i'd rather not have them have anything to do with it until they are at least of age, same as drinking.. not to say that it can't happen at any age, but i'd rather not have these types of recreations pushed on my child so young.
      • 2d4818989f1ca7ccfaccc9b2527a6916
        • Replied by
        • last active 20 min ago
        I agree with Imagin, I think that the age should be at least 16.
      • Images
        • Replied by
          Superstar Member
        • last active 20 hrs ago
        If i catch my teen gambling it will be one or two problems.I know the dangers of addiction and i dont think a 12 yr old has the ability to quite while hes ahead.
      • Archnye
        • Replied by
        • last active 11 hrs ago
        That's interesting. Kids are taught about other vices such as alcohol and drugs at a young age. Why not gambling? On the other hand I don't think gambling should be in the same league as alcohol and drugs. Sure there are dangers of going overboard but they are not permitting the children to gamble they are just educating them about how to do it safely when they are of age. Same as alcohol. Sure, you can have a glass of beer or wine but don't over do it. Do you disagree with kids being taught the ropes on alcohol and drugs?
      • Index
        • Replied by
        • last active 4 hrs ago
        I think it's way too young and could well lead to kids wanting to try it out.  12 is the perfect experimental age and I think they should wait until they are at least 17.

      • Index
        • Replied by
          Mighty! Member
        • last active 17 days ago
        I think 12 is way too early.The children today have enough to deal with..bullying,peer pressure,drugs,alcohol,homelessness (some are) without adding a possible addiction to the mix.Let them be a kid first,they will learn about all the vices soon enough.

      lcb activities in the last 24 hours

      • 46
        new members
      • 697
        members online
      • 11580
        guests online
      • 111
        new posts
      • 3035
        free games played
      Join the club

      Most viewed forum posts

      • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
        Hi LCB'ers,Here is a list of freebies that are not on the weekly code list. This list includes casinos to check your acct, call/email for free chip and casinos not listed here at our forum.  I will update this list on...
        More Free Chips
      • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
        LCB $250 August Contest – Lets Play Roulette     Hi LCB'ers because of the launch of the new site design i had to temporarily close this contest. Lets start fresh - for any member that may have already enterted a...
        CLOSED - LCB $250 August Contest – Lets Play Roulette
      • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
        LCB $500 10th Anniversary Contest Wow, can you even believe it’s been a whole ten years we have been around! I know I am personally thrilled I have shared this time together with the old timers and of course all...
        Closed - LCB $500 10th Anniversary Contest

      Join today and start earning rewards

      You will immediately get full access to our online casino forum/chat plus receive our newsletter with news & exclusive bonuses every month.
      S logo
      Select Language
      Search Results

      Report to moderator

      Use this function to inform the moderators and administrator of an abusive or wrongly posted message.

      Please note that your email address will be revealed to the moderators if you use this