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Table 3 Suggestions for future research and harm reduction

From: Factors that influence children’s gambling attitudes and consumption intentions: lessons for gambling harm prevention research, policies and advocacy strategies

Education campaigns
1. Education for children about the risks of gambling.
2. Education initiatives and public education campaigns for parents and children about the marketing strategies and tactics used by the gambling industry.
Regulation
1. Restricting gambling company advertisements from depicting gambling as a way of developing or building friendships and as a social activity.
2. Restricting gambling advertisements from sporting events and television broadcasts.
3. Restricting gambling advertisements that may have a high recall or appeal for young people.
Future research
1. Longitudinal research into children’s gambling consumption.
2. Research to investigate the age at which peers may start to become influential in gambling behaviours.
3. Research into newer gambling marketing techniques and the effect on children’s attitudes towards gambling.