BE AHEAD OF THE GAME: talking to young people about gaming and gambling information session for parents and carers.

Join this Free information session to understand how the blurred line between gambling and gaming is placing young people at risk of harm. Discover the gambling-like tactics and features used by the designers of many popular online games played by young people and discover how parents and carers can help to keep them safe.

Delivered by EACH – Gamblers Help Eastern the one-hour session will cover:

  • how some video games expose young people to gambling
  • loot boxes, simulated gambling and microtransactions
  • signs of gaming addiction
  • how to keep young people safe.

Event details:

When: Wednesday 18th October, 2023
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Where: REALM Library Ringwood, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC 3134

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To find out more about this information session, please contact Penny Christie

Why should parents and carers be concerned?

Even though it is illegal for people under 18 to gamble, many online games played by young people either simulate gambling or have gambling-like features, such as loot boxes. In fact, 62% of the 82 best-selling video games feature loot boxes. Read more.


Be Ahead of the Game is a gambling awareness program for young people. It helps school communities understand how young people may be affected by gambling and mitigate the risks. The research-backed program is developed by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation in partnership with Gambler’s Help community educators.

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