Online Gambling is when people use a computer or mobile device to place bets on games of chance or skill for real money. It’s legal in some countries, including the United States, Canada and some European nations. It can be addictive, and can cause people to lose a lot of money. If someone is worried about being addicted to online gambling, they should seek help.
Whether it’s playing a video game, a casino game, or betting on an event, there are many different ways to gamble online. Some sites offer free spins or a small amount of cash to new players to try out the site. Some even have live dealer casinos and a chat feature to make the experience more realistic. The more reputable casinos go through rigorous testing and abide by certain fair play rules to keep their reputations intact.
The government has also taken steps to regulate and tax the industry, which is good news for the gambling industry as a whole. While some states have banned gambling, others have embraced it. In fact, a recent report found that the US could generate billions in tax revenue by legalising online gambling.
It’s important to talk to children and young people about the dangers of gambling, as it can have serious consequences for their health and well-being. Educating them about what it is, how to recognise the signs of an addiction, and where to get help is vital. The webinar is led by broadcaster and online safety advocate Myleene Klass and Heather Cardwell, a practising online safety lead who is CE-OP trained.