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Medical News & Perspectives
February 28, 2001

Win or Lose, Internet Gambling Stakes Are High

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JAMA. 2001;285(8):1005. doi:10.1001/jama.285.8.1005-JMN0228-2-1

Think children are up in their rooms surfing the Internet and visiting friends in chat rooms? They may be. They also could be placing bets at Internet gambling sites and developing an addiction.

The ability to gamble on the Internet is expanding rapidly. With this expansion comes an increase in mental health problems. To try to stem the tide, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) last month issued a health advisory on Internet gambling and addiction (http://www.psych.org/news_stand/internetgamblingadvisory11601.pdf).

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