Poker has become a very popular game with young people
under the age of 25. This generation, already familiar with electronic
transactions, is in favour of online poker, which has been very successful with
them. However, there are risks for the youngest and especially minors: it can
quickly become an addiction.
Naturally attracted to what is related to the game, young people see poker as a way to make money quickly and easily while having fun. Generally played with friends, it is a strategic and logical game of money that requires skill and composure.
Young people, especially those under the age of 20, do
not yet earn a living but like to take risks. Poker is for them a daring game,
which allows them to win money because monetary winning remains a motivation.
The growth of online poker sites has seen the emergence of fairly strict legislation for online gambling in Singapore. Minors are therefore prohibited from playing money or registering with these operators.
It is considered that it is a part of the population
particularly naive and vulnerable to the assaults of this game. Despite
everything, a part of these young people succeeds in registering by
transmitting fake information and does not hesitate to use the card number
without knowing their parent’s credit.
The poker sites being governed by the laws of
marketing, the first games are won very easily: often we play it for free where
then for small bets. It is precisely when the bets increase that it becomes
Young people, crowned with their little success, will
start to bet bigger: their bluff giving them a false feeling of control and
mastery of the game. It is the disillusionment that is there when they enter
the court of grown-ups, who, more experienced, know how to prevent the wobbly
strategies of the youngest.