New Video Series

Talking with Teens about Gambling – the video series

As part of our 2015 Youth Strategy, we’ve set out to talk with young people about how they feel about gambling and the inundation of gambling advertising in the media. Gambling Help counsellor and Manager of the University of Sydney Gambling Clinic, Kirsten Shannon, recently sat down with a group of Narara Valley  High School students talk gambling: underage gambling, the way gambling ads work, what they find appealing about gambling and what they find appalling. In several of these videos, the discussion refers to a series of YouTube gambling ads that the students reviewed – take a look at those ads here. 


Video No.1: Make me Feel Good

In Part 1 of this series, our Teens talk about their response to a gambling ad we found on YouTube. We asked them ‘How do gambling ads make you look and feel good?’



Video No.2: Man-Flirt

We ask our teens who they think gambling ads ‘flirt’ with the most. In other words, which target demographic are they most interested in appealing to?



Video No.3: Tip This

In Part 3, we ask our Teens what they think about the amount of sports betting ads that air during sporting matches on TV.



Video No.4: Show me the Glamour

We ask our teens why betting agencies might use celebrities and sports starts to promote their brands.



Video No.5: Can you bank on it?

In Part 5, we ask our teens to guestimate how many sports betters actually make a profit over a 12 month period.



Video No.6: Never seen a Loser

Our Teens discuss facets of gambling that ads show – and those they don’t show.



Video No.7: Re-take

Part 7: we ask our Teens if, once you know the real odds, it changes how you see gambling ads.



Video No.8: Scratch This

We discuss scratchies and how much you have to spend to win!



Video No.9: Get off my Phone!

Our Teens discuss gambling ads appearing on their phones.



Video No.10: Smarts Means Wins?

Our Teens answer the question ‘When it comes to gambling, does skill have much to do with it? Or is it all about chance?’



Video No.11: Smarts Means Wins?

The Odds are What?