Some kids do get addicted to gambling, mostly by playing on fruit machines.
It happens because when you do something, and get a reward for doing it, you are more likely to do it again and again.
If for example you win some money on a fruit machine, you will feel very good about it.
Carry on playing and you will continue to win, but only "every once in a while". You will be losing for most of the time. You might win £10 but lose £50 in the process.
Can kids with gambling problems get help?
If you think you have a problem the hardest bit might be to admit it.
You can get help from your family and friends but it is also a very good idea to contact a counsellor.
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