Skins in the game: a high-stakes relationship between gambling and young people's health and wellbeing?
10 January 2020
The Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) has published a report revealing that young people consider gambling to be an increasingly normal part of their lives.
The report identifies that a majority of young people see both purchasing a loot box (58 per cent) and taking part in skin betting (60 per cent) as forms of highly addictive gambling.
In order to protect the health and wellbeing of young people, RSPH is calling on the new government to update current gambling and gaming legislation, ensuring that both loot boxes and skin betting are fully legally defined and recognised as forms of gambling.