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Table 2 Prevalence of current participation in gambling behaviours by age, Grades 9 to 12 students in the Youth Gambling Survey (YGS) Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada, 2012-2013)

From: An examination of internet and land-based gambling among adolescents in three Canadian provinces: results from the youth gambling survey (YGS)

  Current Participation (past 3 months)
  14 years or younger 15 years 16 years 17 years 18 years or older
  (n = 1,883) (n = 2,641) (n = 2,490) (n = 2,140) (n = 824)
Gambling Behaviours Played for Money %a %a %a %a %a
Internet Gambling      
Internet Poker** 9.7b 24.5 19.9 33.4 12.5b
Sports Pools (e.g., Hockey, Baseball) Online 15.7 27.0 22.6 26.9 7.7
Slot Machines Online 17.3b 20.8b 17.8b 25.6b 18.5b
Land Based Gambling      
Sports Pools (e.g., Hockey, Baseball) Not Online* 13.3 23.4 28.5 26.5 8.2b
Slot Machines Not Online** 8.7b 15.9b 17.4b 33.4b NR
Arcade or Video Games 16.9b 27.3 24.0 20.8 11.0b
Sport Select (e.g., Pro Line, Over/Under) 11.9 22.5 25.0 30.2 10.4b
Lottery Tickets (e.g., 6/49, Super 7)*** 7.2 15.2 19.0 26.4 32.2
Instant-Win or Scratch Tickets*** 12.8 18.6 19.9b 24.3 24.5b
Cards (e.g., Poker, Black Jack) 12.4b 20.2 21.7 33.4 12.2
Board Games or Dice 10.6b 22.4 26.9 30.2 9.9
Video Lottery Terminals NR 21.5b 20.6 31.9b NR
Horse Races (at track or off-track)* NR 17.0 19.8b 35.7 NR
Games of Skill (e.g., pool, darts, etc.) 17.1 22.3 23.5 27.9 9.2b
Dare or Challenge* 14.0 24.6 25.0 25.0 11.5
Bingo 16.3b 22.8 23.0b 22.7 15.3b
Internet Gambling Behaviours Played for Fun (no money)      
Internet Poker 16.1 20.0 21.8 30.1 12.0
Internet Slots 18.6 22.4 22.1 27.9 9.0b
Gambling Games on Facebook 18.3 26.1 21.2 25.9 8.5b
  1. aWeighted population estimate
  2. bModerate sampling variability, interpret with caution
  3. NRHigh sampling variability or low sample size, data are suppressed
  4. * = p ≤0.05, ** = p ≤0.01, *** = p ≤0.001
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