It is easier for young people to develop very serious addictions.
The provision of gambling to minors is prohibited in all over the world, but the statistics show that the policies put in place restrict the phenomenon but certainly do not prevent it.
Access to online gambling is limited by the need for identification when opening an account, but these procedures are often bypassed with the help adults who may or may not be aware.
Action can be taken in schools educating students to a greater awareness of statistics and probability.
Education and prevention work needs to be directed particularly towards families.
The recognition of the behavioural “fingerprint” of adolescents and young people can in fact represent a solution, but it requires parental cooperation (via a press campaign) so that they can provide warnings to supervisory bodies that can then track these behavioural signs to aid the “learning” of automatic recognition systems.