Who would think that teens playing a friendly game of poker, or joining an online game of Texas Hold’em, could find themselves facing serious gambling problems or, for some, addiction? But youth are vulnerable. With the barrage of marketing campaigns, television coverage of poker tournaments, and easy online access, it is no surprise that teens are increasingly affected.
Featuring three youths ranging in age from 14 to 21, Gambling Boys, a documentary produced by EyeSteelFilm in association with CBC, delves in to this new and changing world of teen gambling, a world that offers up excitement and the allure of making fast money, but may lead to damaging consequences.
Visit the film’s website at www.gamblingboys.ca
Watch the film at CBC The Passionate Eye