While most college students make responsible decisions about gambling, the most recent research estimates that 6 percent of college students in the U.S. have a serious gambling problem that can result in psychological difficulties, unmanageable debt and failing grades.
In this section, you can learn more about gambling and gambling disorders, the warning signs of a gambling problem, where to get help, and how to promote campus awareness of the issue.
Take a quiz to find out how much you know about college gambling and gambling disorders. Then, browse through the rest of the ‘student’ section to learn more.
Learn how gambling disorders can have a negative impact a college student’s life, the warning signs of a gambling disorder and where to find information about gambling policies at your school. If you are of legal age to gamble, you can also learn how to make responsible decisions when engaging in gambling activities.
Learn where you can find help if you think you or someone you know might have a gambling problem.
You may have the opportunity to help someone who has a problem with gambling. Learn the warning signs and how you can educate your fellow students about gambling and gambling disorders.
The NCAA has policies in place to address college sports gambling. Learn about these policies and the NCAA’s educational program on sports wagering.
While casino nights are popular ways to raise money for sororities and fraternities, they may send the wrong message about gambling. Consider alternative ways to raise money for your chapter or philanthropy, or take steps to ensure your casino night promotes responsible behavior.
While most gamblers understand the odds they face, some subscribe to a variety of gambling myths that can eventually lead to problems. Some of the most common gambling myths are discredited here.