The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in the US has set out a series of recommendations for sports betting operators seeking partnerships with colleges and other higher education facilities in the country.
Written by the NCPG Prevention Committee, the report looks at how operators, higher learning institutions and state governments can help mitigate against potential problem gambling issues among young adults.
The report states that young adults are especially vulnerable to gambling-related problems, citing a 2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) study that found 55% of male student athletes had gambled in the past year.
The same survey showed that among student-athletes who had ever gambled for money, 88% of men and 69% of women had their first betting experience before going to college.
A separate study published in 2019 suggested college student athletes have greater risk for gambling problems than the general college population, due to being highly compe..