Recent figures show that the number of underage individuals who have attempted to sneak in to Adelaide Casino has increase from 6000 to 10 000 over the course of just one year. These statistics have emphasized a number of concerns about underage gambling in the country, and politicians are becoming worried.
What has many politicians concerned is that Adelaide Casino was the only gambling venue required to publish its number of barred teenage gamblers. It has cause mass wonderment over how many teenagers have attempted to sneak into casinos across the country, as well as gaming clubs and pubs.
While the lottery is usually the most popular form of gambling among underage players, traditional games have seen resurgence. Online poker games like Zynga Poker are likely to be the cause of renewed interest in casino card games among underage populations. |
So, politicians would like to see operators exercising more caution when it comes to advertising that could expose young people to gambling. Even if the campaigns do not encourage or glorify gambling, they are still partially responsible for the increase in underage gambling – and politicians want to rectify the situation.