While the vast majority of those old enough to legally gamble can do so responsibly, 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. Students who admit to having a problem sometimes find a lack of support on campus.

In this section, campus health professionals can find information, guidance and materials to help identify and provide assistance to students struggling with gambling addiction, and to educate students of legal age to gamble about how to make responsible decisions.