Feb 22, 2024

FinCap Friday: Fretting Over Online Betting

A staggering percentage of U.S. high schoolers have gambled in the past year! This highlights a troubling trend: teen gambling addiction. The rise of this trend is fueled by the widespread acceptance and legalization of online sports betting and casino gaming apps and websites. Critics and supporters debate about whether to tighten the reins with stricter regulations or advocate for responsible gambling, so we stand at a pivotal point. But, what does this all mean for Gen Z and future generations? Find out in this week's episode of FinCap Friday below: 

Click here to access the Kahoot quiz and discussion prompt. If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version containing embedded questions right in the slide deck. If you prefer embedding the quiz questions right into the video, check out this Edpuzzle video.


About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her 10 nieces and nephews!

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