You are feeling proud that your son/daughter has been accepted at University and there has never been any indication that they would be interested in gambling. For many this may be the first time they have been away from home, they may have been advanced a relatively large sum of money in the form of a student loan which will never cover the cost of the lifestyle they want to achieve once they have spent a big proportion in the first month or so.
As the money runs out they are forced to spend more time not going out and inevitably will spend an increased amount of time online. The attraction of gambling may be a way for them to finance their desired lifestyle but as we all know this is just the start of a very slippery slope. Supporting from a distance can be challenging but having many of the preventative barriers in place from the earlier years programmes will support such measures.
So the alarm bells have started to ring. You know there is a problem but with your son/daughter being away from home its difficult to know what to do for the best.