Internet gambling popularity rises among teens

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Gambling via the Internet is increasingly popular among teenagers, especially boys, says a new report from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center. Seven percent of teens 14 to 18 years old told surveyors they had gambled on the Internet, the center said yesterday, up from only a tiny handful in previous studies; one in 10 boys reports gambling on the Web in a typical month. The new report said that more than half of 14-to-18-year-old boys had gambled for money in some form. "The possibility that the Internet is hooking boys on . . .

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