Gambling Education International

The following sections provide links to gambling education publications and/or sites where these resources may be located internationally.

Canada

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) - Youth Making Choices: Gambling Prevention Program

The Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH’s) Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario (PGIO) has developed a ten lesson curriculum for teachers called Youth Making Choices: Gambling Prevention Program, which is aimed at helping students enhance coping skills, develop knowledge of probability and improve students’ ability to recognize and avoid problematic behaviours associated with gambling.

Responsible Gambling Council - Gambling Prevention Programs for Schools

The Problem Gambling Council of Canada has developed two school-based problem gambling prevention programs: Know the Score 2 for university students; and a Youth Problem Gambling Prevention Tour  developed for secondary school students.

YMCA (Western Ontario) Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP)

The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP) supports youth to weigh the costs and benefits of gambling by creating and facilitating a discussion of how gambling fits into young people's lives.

Youth Bet

This interactive site from Canada is designed to teach young people about gambling related harm. It features discussion boards and a variety of scenarios designed to educate youth about gambling and reflect upon their own activities.

United States

National Center for Responsible Gambling (NCRG) - CollegeGambling.org

CollegeGambling.org is a comprehensive resource for students, campus administrators, campus health professionals and parents.

National Center for Responsible Gambling (NCRG) - Facing the Odds

Facing the Odds: The Mathematics of Gambling and Other Risks is a middle-school curriculum on probability, statistics and mathematics available through the US National Center for Responsible Gambling (NCRG).

National Center for Responsible Gambling (NCRG) - Talking with Children about Gambling

The Talking with Children about Gambling brochure is a research-based guide designed to help parents, as well as others who work with youth, deter children from gambling and recognize possible warning signs of problem gambling and other risky behaviors.

The guide was developed in consultation with the Division on Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

South Africa

National Responsible Gambling Programme (NRGP) Schools Programme - Taking Risks Wisely

In 2006, the South African Responsible Gambling Trust, through the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation, commissioned a teaching resource for use in South African schools and suitable for youth groups. The initial part of the project, Taking Risks Wisely, is a multi-media resource designed for  for Grades 7-9.