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A spotlight on youth gaming and gambling

Encouraging young people to make informed choices about gambling and to be aware of support services if they were to develop issues with gaming and gambling.

Cumberland City is home to nearly 40,000 youth aged up to 24 years-old and as a population, this number is increasing.

According to the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic at the University of Sydney, up 50 to 70 per cent of young people take part in gambling.

The research suggests engaging in games, such as social casino games online, sets up young people for the real thing and increases irrational perceptions of winning actual cash.

Through the Odds on Youth project, Cumberland City Council has worked with local youth, community workers and teachers to develop educational resources highlighting the links between gaming and gambling and the impacts on mental health.

Helpful resources


Youth gambling harm – experts breakdown gaming and gambling


Cumberland odds on youth

A video produced by Cumberland City’s youth on the impact of gaming and gambling, in partnership with NSW Government.


Translated resources


Gambling support services

Gamble Awareness NSW

For free and confidential support call GambleAware NSW 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Phone: 1800 858 858.

Gamblers Anonymous, Fairfield

Phone: 9727 5519

Multicultural Problem Gambling Service NSW

Phone: 9912 3850 


This project has been funded by the NSW Government.