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Gaming Addiction

By: Alon Fisch, Jake Rybak, Omri Daniel, Daniel Elgez

Table of Contents
What is it?......................................Slide 1 (Jake)

Our Video......Slide 6 (Omri)

Restrictions............................................Slide 2 (Jake)

Social Effects...................................Slide 7 Daniel)

Statistics.........................................Slide 3 (Alon)

How it can be Solved....Slide 8 (Daniel)

Statistics.........................................Slide 4 (Alon)

Our Opinions..................................Slide 9-12 (All)

Current News Story......................Slide 5 (Omri)

Bibliography......Slide 13-15

What is it?
Game Addiction

Takes over or controls a persons life

People feel forced or obligated to play

Addiction can cause serious medical issues (ex. Depression)

Gambling can be very dangerous as you could risk losing all you
money

You have to be careful about your limits

Restrictions

You must be over the age of 19 to enter a casino everyone in Canada

The exceptions to that rule are Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec, where it is legal to
gamble at the age of 18

There are many casinos in Canada

Biggest casino in Canada is Casino Rama which is located in Orillia, Ontario.

Although you can legally enter a casino, there are many illegal acts you can do
inside

Canadian Statistics

Worldwide Statistics

Current News Story


Angus Reid opens up about his gambling addiction and recovery

Former B.C. Lions player shared his addiction story in hopes of


helping others he
Played in CFL for 13 years, retired in 2014
Team went to casinos for fun
In 2007 started going very often or
playing online
His life was a mess
Told his parents about addiction
Began recovering
Eight years later he fully recovered!

Our Video

Alon suffers a gambling addiction

Countless hours he spends


gambling

During the video Alon tells


his story

He will tell you about the people


that helped him

Hope this video can help you or


someone else

Social Effects

Person may push away friends and family

Family may threaten to leave person due to: money problems, emotional
problems, impact on children, etc

Person may purposely exclude themselves from social events through:


lying, etc,

Person may spend too much money on gambling instead of life


necessities

Person may become anxious and unhappy, and hate themselves

How it can be Solved

Seek professional help, such as: therapist, or Gamblers Anonymous

Surround yourself with people that you trust

Keep away from gambling establishments and websites

Give control of your financial information to a trusted individual

Find healthier hobbies to replace gambling

Omris Opinion

Gambling can be a fun activity friends

If you gamble often you should talk to someone

Very hard to stop and can ruin your whole life like the B.C. Lions
player

Higher chance of losing than winning

Gamble reasonably

Know your limit, Play within it.

Jakes Opinion

Gambling is a safe and fun activity but could get out of hand

Gambling takes responsibility and without it, consequences can


come

When you are gambling, you need to know


when to stop, and your limits

Winning money is a great feeling but losing


Money is an even worse feeling

Gambling is all luck

Daniels Opinion

Gambling is a dangerous addiction

Gambling can be considered fun, but dont over-gamble

The odds of winning money are much lower than the odds of losing

Gambling is not very dangerous in


moderation, but too much can be unsafe

Alons Opinion

Online gambling can be fun in moderation

The odds of you winning a gambling game is close to 1 percent

You can go into debt

Some may consider suicide

Gambling can destroy your life

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