Sports are an important part of our lives and a growing stage for us in our early years of life. Who can’t remember the time we spent playing around football or baseball in our free time with our friends? And since those incredible moments in our lives, we can be exposed prematurely to gambling and sports gambling.
Since the internet is a incredible tool for many, love or hate it we know that this tool can provide us with amazing information in a matter of clicks. And when it comes to sports results and online betting websites, is easy for kids to go into and bet in their favorite team.
And you might think that this can’t cause any long-term harm since is just a simple bet that can be compared with a bet with their friends about what team goes to finals or what’s the end score since these practices are common among young adults and kids.
But the rising number of gamblers and gambling addiction is scaring most parents, as well giving an increase amount of new users in gambling websites that are mostly dedicated to football, Australian football, basketball, baseball, and other sports of interest that are trending among our society.
And while many of us are right now thinking that gambling is an obvious addiction and these practices have to be discussed with parents. We have to stop for a minute and remember about the awkward talks that we as a parents has to deal with our kids, from sex and drugs we have to add a new one, which is betting.
And you might think right now that betting can’t be that dangerous compared to drugs or irresponsible sex. But the truth is that betting can cause an enormous financial damage to a family or even get a teenager in debt and ruining his credit.
And other dangerous attitudes can come along, such as being an overall irresponsible human being and a never-ending addiction to betting that can leave him without credit or future. For that is highly important to take kids and teach him about a safer approach to betting, as well to sports in general since is known that we can enjoy sports without betting.
And that’s the main point of this article because more than 70% of kids under the age of 8 to 16 think that betting and sports are something normal. Totally missing the point of what sports are and what is the fascination with them in the first place, and how they can enjoy these events without thinking about the percentage that they can make by betting his favorite team.
As well, let’s not forget the fact that the majority of the clients behind most betting websites are over 16 to 35 years old, and once you get into the world of gambling is not so easy to get out, that’s why an approachable event or a rehabilitation process should be available for these young adults.
With this is obvious that there’s a problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible, as well to teach young children to have a safer beginning with sports.