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Table 3 Prevalence of participation in gambling behaviours by frequency, 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)
  At Least Weekly At Least Monthly Total
Gambling Behaviours Played for Money %a %a %a
Internet Gambling    
Internet Poker 1.8 1.9 3.7
Sports Pools (e.g., Hockey, Baseball) Online 2.5 4.8b 7.3
Slot Machines Online 1.2 1.2 2.4
Land Based Gambling    
Sports Pools (e.g., Hockey, Baseball) Not Online 2.7 6.2 8.9
Slot Machines Not Online 1.1b NR 1.9
Arcade or Video Games 2.3 7.3 9.6
Sport Select (e.g., Pro Line, Over/Under) 2.4 4.7b 7.1
Lottery Tickets (e.g., 6/49, Super 7) 2.0b 7.6 9.6
Instant-Win or Scratch Tickets 2.1 11.6 13.7
Cards (e.g., Poker, Black Jack) 1.9 6.8 8.7
Board Games or Dice 2.0 3.8 5.8
Video Lottery Terminals 1.1b 1.3b 2.4
Horse Races (at track or off-track) 1.2b 1.8 3.0
Games of Skill (e.g., pool, darts, etc.) 3.1 9.4 12.5
Dare or Challenge 3.6 18.5 22.1
Bingo 1.7 5.1 6.8
Internet Gambling Behaviours Played for Fun (no money)    
Internet Poker 3.0 6.1 9.1
Internet Slots 1.7 3.3 5.0
Gambling Games on Facebook 3.0 6.0 9.0
  1. aWeighted population estimate
  2. bModerate sampling variability, interpret with caution
  3. NRHigh sampling variability or low sample size, data are suppressed
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