Card Playing Trend in Young People Continues
About 2.9 Million Young People Gamble on Cards in Average Week
The rate for monthly card playing by 14-22 year old males increased 20% between the 2004 and 2005 surveys. Card players are also more likely to report gambling on Internet sites. Annenberg Public Policy Center’s National Annenberg Risk Survey of Youth
PBS and Sports Illustrated Articles on Internet Poker and College Students
College students report staying in their room for up to four days playing on-line poker; playing four hands at a time on two computers and more in these articles:
“Logging on and Losing: Dealing Addiction to American Kids”
A 2006 PBS series complete with interviews of college age gamblers http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/gambling/index.html
Sports Illustrated series on Internet Poker and College Students 2005
A candid look at internet gambling among college students complete with interviews of college age gamblers.
College Poker Championship
A Google search for “College Poker Championship” revealed 3,830,000 hits. (June 1, 2006).
College Poker Championship finished its third annual tournament May 21, 2006. The participation in the 2005 event was up 10 fold over 2004 to 25,000 participants from 55 countries. CPC III brought in 33,000 students. It is advertised as a way to “secure your college future and enrich the lives of the less fortunate” and claims to be a “unique community upliftment initiative.” Students can earn as much recruiting other students for the tournament as by playing in the tournament.