Does your college have a gambling policy? Don’t bet on it, new site says

Fifteen percent of students say they've gambled on casino games.

Higher-education officials, students, and their parents might be able to better identify the signs of gambling addiction on campus thanks to a new website that provides reams of research and advice on how to help students with a bona fide gambling problem.

Launched March 29 by the National Center for Responsible Gambling (NCRG), has facts sheets, research papers, and tips aimed at college health professionals, campus administrators, parents, and students hoping to identify and treat a gambling disorder before it ruins a student’s financial and academic life.

One of the website’s most prominent statistics is the percentage of U.S. colleges and universities that have any kind of gambling policy: 22 percent. Meanwhile, three in four college students said they have gambled during the past year.…Read More