Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is a major study following the development of 10,000 young people and their families from all parts of Australia. It is conducted in partnership between the Department of Social Services, the Australian Institute of Family Studies and Roy Morgan with advice provided by a consortium of leading researchers.
The researchers investigated the association between engaging in video gaming during adolescence and monetary gambling (top 5 gambling products by participation) in young adulthood.
They found no statistically significant association between daily video gaming (at age 16–17) and monetary gambling (at age 18–19). The exception was sports betting, which was more common among young people who played video games daily.
They found that playing video games daily at age 16–17 years did not lead to gambling at age 18–19 years; however, there was a causal link between playing simulated gambling games (e.g. Zynga Poker, Slotomania and Big Fish Casino) during adolescence and gambling participation as a young adult. Parent gambling and higher levels of alcohol consumption were found to be risk factors for monetary gambling as young adults. Simulated gambling games appear to have more impact on young men than young women.
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