Ontario Teens Hold 'Em Up

January 26, 2007

The first study on teenage gambling habits reveals that 35% of Ontario 15- to 17-year-olds have gambled.  The Responsible Gambling Council conducted the study, and further warns that these numbers are expected to double by the time the kids are college age (20 years old).  2,100 teens were surveyed.  40% of those that have gambled prefer poker.  A spokesperson from the RGC says this is likely because of the game's accessibility, ease of play and recent media attention.  CTV