scary, scary stuff. we've got quite a few around here who are playing with fire. really good article.
ABC News: Poker's Popularity Means More Teen Gambling Addicts: "Know When to Fold 'Em
But addiction specialist Sandy Klepner is worried about the growing number of teens she sees turning to gambling for fun.
'If you have 10 kids playing, two of them are going to have problems,' she said. 'So that's pretty high.'
It's a lesson one father — who wanted to remain anonymous — learned too late.
He had no idea until months later that his teenage son had moved on from games in his Long Island neighborhood and was instead sneaking into Manhattan — gambling at various underground poker rooms.
'We thought he was at the movies with his friend,' the father said."