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  • British teens are taking up gambling
  • British teens are taking up gambling
    Patrick (2014) ©

British teens are taking up gambling

They may not be smoking or taking drugs, but British teens are placing their bets. Be it on card games, fruit machines or via apps, almost half a million young teenagers are gambling. The overall rate of gambling among 11- to 15-year-olds is now 16% – which is twice that of drinking alcohol.



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