Majority of school children confess to gambling experience

    About 93 percent of 600 primary school pupils said they have had experience with gambling, local press reports said, citing the Gamblers Rehab Centre Malaysia. About 98 percent gambled over the Chinese New Year, with others saying they had gambled during weddings of family members and relatives. The study also found that 89% of 5,000 secondary school students surveyed had been involved in gambling. Most of them (82%) started gambling with family members, followed by friends, on the Internet and at school.