What is underage gambling – take our short quiz to test your knowledge.Answer True or False: (10 questions)
TRUE - In Canada, the legal age for use usually ranges from 18-19 years based on the activity and province or territory. In PEI, the legal age to use alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco is 19+).
FALSE. You must be 19+ to gamble in PEI. There is only one exception which is 16+ to play bingo, age 12 if accompanied by an adult.
TRUE. All of these are gambling. The definition of gambling is risking something of value in a contest, game, or activity where the outcome depends on chance.
TRUE. Gambling is for persons age 19+ with one exception, bingo is for ages 16+ in PEI, age 12 if accompanied by an adult.
TRUE. That is why there is a legal age for Islanders to gamble, drink alcohol, buy tobacco, or buy cannabis (19+)
TRUE. Risking something of value in a contest, game or activity where the outcome is unsure or dependent on chance is known as gambling.
FALSE – underage gambling problems of low, moderate or severe nature are significantly more likely amongst boys than girls, according to the Grades 7-12 youth living in Ontario. (Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey [PDF], 2019., page 12)
TRUE. Any of these issues may be cause for concern. It is never too early or late for youth and their caregivers to reach out for help.
FALSE. Some of the best ways to educate youth about gambling include:
- Being involved with youth and learning about what they do with friends
- setting safe rules and consequences for their behaviors
- monitoring their use of technology and explaining the risks of gambling
- Lead by example by setting limits on time, money and access to games.
TRUE. We invite you to explore the information and help available in PEI. You can also call the PEI Gambling Support Line (24/7/365) at: 1-855-255-4255. The phone line is a good starting point to ask questions and/or seek help.