A survey carried out by the Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs in Sweden showed that over 20% of boys in Grade 9 had gambled for real money in the last year. It also highlighted that 30% of High School pupils had also gambled for money, even though it is illegal to do so before the age of 18.
Lotteriinspektion, the Swedish Gaming Authority felt that it was their social responsibility to try and improve this situation. They decided to launch an education programme named prataomspel that will be aimed at minors in Grade 7 and upwards.
The programme will cover all different aspects of gambling from advertising analysis to probability.