Should kids be able to bet on the Melbourne Cup?

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about gambling. This begun after a discussion based around whether kids should be able to bet on the Melbourne Cup. Since then we have looked at why people may begin to gamble, advertising slogans related to gambling as well as facts and figures about gambling.

Today we looked at four different pieces of media that were all to do with gambling. We looked at two newspaper articles and two short videos. You can view these below:

Gambling Articles

Should kids bet on the cup

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Please take the time to view these resources and discuss them with your parents.

After all of the discussions we have had and after looking at all media based around gambling, what do you think?

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