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Youth Betting on Cards Rising, National Annenberg Risk Survey Shows

Increase Highest Among Young Men in School Card Players Also Likely to Gamble on Internet Greater Risks for Gambling Problems Seen if Trend Persists

Card playing for money has risen among male youth ages 14 to 22, according to the National Annenberg Risk Survey of Youth (NARSY) conducted in 2003 and again in 2004. The increase is primarily among those young people who attend high school or post-secondary schools.