Risk factors

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Risk factors

  • Impulsivity
  • Need for sensation-seeking activities
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of social and problem-solving skills
  • Age of onset

  • Parents, siblings and friends experiencing problem gambling
  • Permissive attitude toward underage gambling participation

  • Offers made by those around them and easy access to gambling activities