In recent years, online gambling has become a bigger and bigger issue. The majority of the attention is focused on giants (such as fantasy sports betting), but there are more problems than just this one instance.
Online unregulated gambling websites for virtual items that can be traded for real money are thriving amongst teens and young adults. Virtual weapon gambling for the popular PC game Counter Strike has become a 2.3 billion dollar industry in 2015 and is growing fast. Many teens and young adults are spending all their money trying to win big, with many going into serious debt. The addictive combination of video games paired with gambling is spawning a fresh new generation of compulsive gamblers.