While video games may appear to be enjoyable and harmless, there is research from Australia and other countries that has revealed a connection between internet video gaming and gambling. There’s a high possibility that video games can lead to internet gambling in the future.
Video games with gambling are increasingly prevalent, and as per the study of NSW on Youth Gambling in 2020, 40% of young people play video games with gambling involved.
Targets of Video Games
Usually, video games frequently target children, but everyone is susceptible to the dangers of moving from online gaming to online gambling.
There are numerous investigations have been done both locally and globally. In the 2020 Study of NSW Youth Gambling, the degree to which gaming and gambling are combined in the same games is reflected in how young people act when they are playing.
Findings of NSW on Youth Gambling
NSW found out that demo games, simulated gambling apps, and social networking sites were more likely to gamble with all types of money used by young people. Young people are probable to bet on particular types of money if they have purchased loot boxes and played video games with gambling aspects. Furthermore, gamers with behavioral issues were more prone to gamble.