Gamblers who have a problem kicking their habit usually pass on the habit to their kids, says a new study.
Researchers from the Melbourne University arrived at this conclusion after a survey of 3953 adults, 612 secondary students and 823 students aged between 18 and 25. The survey was conducted over 2 years.
It found that children of a father with a gambling problem were 13.5 times more likely to develop a gambling problem, while they were 10.6 times more likely to develop a problem if the mother was a compulsive gambler.
The study details appear in a report titled Children at Risk of Developing Problem Gambling. The study was commissioned by Gambling Research Australia.