I just had this article sent to me. Thought you might find it interesting.
Numerous studies have indicated the rates of problem gambling are two to three times higher in adolescents compared to adults, and at least one Canadian province is taking steps to ensure kids are kept away from the virtual slots and blackjack tables.
In late May, the Nova Scotia Gaming Corp. introduced a free software program that allows parents to block gambling websites on their home computers. The downloadable program, called BetStopper, currently is available only to Nova Scotians.
"A study conducted in Nova Scotia as to the prevalence of youth gambling found teens were gambling online at three times the rate of adults," NSGC president Marie Mullally said. "Youth was really an obvious area to focus on.