Troubling stats about young gamblers

The problem gambling group was:

•18 times more likely to report a suicide attempt in the past year than other students

•11 times more likely to report involvement in gang fights and carrying a gun

•20 times more likely to report selling drugs other than marijuana

•showing high rates of depressive symptoms and low self esteem

Source: problemgambling.ca

The numbers

Out of 10 places:

2 asked how old he is

6 asked for ID

5 refused to sell

3 didn’t ask for his age or ID

OLG penalties:

1st offence = 30-day suspension

2nd offence = 60-day suspension

3rd offence = terminating the business as a lottery retailer

Vendors may also face criminal charges.

http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2010/11/29/16360486.html

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