“It is clear that the opening of gambling on the Internet can create problems in terms of dependence. It’s even a classic in the field of addiction treatment: any increase in the accessibility of a substance or behavior will reveal new dependent. When the smoke increases and becomes more difficult to access, the number of smokers decreases and when alcohol becomes more accessible, the number of risky behaviors increases. There is always a link between supply and dependence.Mathematically, the number of dependents games will be boosted by an increased supply of games. In addition, the online game has the distinction of being potentially doubly addictive. It combines an addition to the virtual, as in some teens cut off from real life, and that in gambling, a behavior as old as the world of known hazards.
“Some are more focused on their earnings than the collective interest”
There are fears that online gaming is a particular danger for two categories of people. First is those who have family or personal history of addiction to tobacco, hashish, alcohol… We know that there is a certain configuration bio-psychological fact that some are more fragile. There is then a bit fragile adolescents, isolated, whose relationships go through the net and that will inevitably one day click on an online game. For those who have the misfortune to win, there is a real risk of becoming addicted to this need to gain artificial or trivial. To avert this risk, it must be particularly vigilant to the extent of change that will take place with the arrival of private operators of gambling. This is indeed what the big difference with what existed before. When the state had a monopoly over the French games, he had to reconcile commercial imperatives and taking into account the interests of public health. There are concerns that some providers of online games for a living have to create addiction with a more focused interest on their earnings than the collective interest. “
In the context of the recent legalization of gambling online, CNAFC shares the concern of the CSA to protect children from exposure to commercial communications operators of gambling and gambling authorized by law. Given the role played by images in the development of children – including advertising images – this issue merits attention. Therefore CNAFC argues in its response to the consultation launched by the CSA, option 2, which recommends the prohibition of commercial communications
In * TV services aimed at minors or
* Scheduling television services where they are easily accessible.
The CNAFC also asked that the ban be extended to radio services.
This proposal forms part of the necessary support to parents in their educational role as the world of image than that of gambling which are recognized without discussion of the risks they expose serious addiction. Such support requires positioning the media as allies of the parents and not as “challengers”.
When the state had a monopoly over the French games, he had to reconcile commercial imperatives and taking into account the interests of public health. There are concerns that some providers of online games for a living have to create addiction with a more focused interest on their earnings than the collective interest.