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Are Online Games Turning Kids Into Gamblers?
Are Online Games Turning Kids Into Gamblers?

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AIR DATE: February 4, 2014

Your children may be learning destructive gambling habits, right under your eye, as they play social online games. This is according to Mark Griffiths, Director of the International Gaming Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University in the UK.  He argues in a newly-published paper that children are learning the habits and techniques of gambling through what looks like harmless games that are free to play. So how can you spot gambling tendencies in children and how can you tell if your child is getting the gambling habit when she plays Puzzle Craft?

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Dr. Mark Griffiths, Director, International Gaming Research Unit Psychology Division, Nottingham Trent University, UK

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