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…Problem gambling is not a game?

Youth Gambling Facts

I can understand the need to use scare tactics for certain issues, but underage gambling?

The state of Washington sure thinks so, and has decided to combat this ‘problem’ with a site called NotAGame.org; designed to alert parents of the dangers of youth gambling.

The only problem is, I think they got the direction of their facts wrong.

Instead of “If your kids gamble, they are 3 times more likely to be in a gang fight.” I think it’s a bit more accurate to say, “If your kids are in a gang fight, it’s 3 times more likely that they gamble.”

It’s not that I’m pro youth gambling or anything. It’s just that sometimes I wonder what the motivation behind a campaign like this is exactly.

[Not A Game]