Many people believe that Online Casinos encourage underage kids to visit their web sites, this could not be further from the truth. It is a misconception that they want them to go anywhere near their sites, and for many different reasons not just because it is illegal. Online Casinos only want players who are 18 years old and that know the risk that they are taking. Does underage Online gambling happen? Unfortunately, it does, however it also even happens at Casinos on land as well.
There are many ways on how to keep are kids out of the Online Casinos, however, it really starts with the parents. Companies have spent many millions of dollars developing software to keep kids from gambling online as well as other sites that are not meant for kids. If the parents do not go the extra mile and install these onto their computers then we are still going to have this problem.
There is no substitute for parenting, know what your kids are doing when they are online, when they close that door you do not know what they are doing. My suggestion to you as a parent is do not have a computer in the kids bedroom, keep it out in the family room because there are a lot worse things on the Internet than Online Casinos. You can even get software that tells you where they have been on the Internet and others that keep them from going to web sites with certain keywords, that you program into it.
Parents, also pay attention to there spending habits, the easiest way to make a deposit at a Online Casino is with a credit/debit card. If your kids are still living at home you have ways to access their credit card transactions. Obviously you should speak with them before it gets this far but sometimes you are busy and work two jobs, we understand. It is just very simple to take care of underage gambling, you do your job and we will do ours. Now we are not telling you to tell the kids not to ever gamble, just until they have become an adult and can make educated decisions for themselves. Thank You for helping us help you keep the kids safe.