Cards or dice, followed by fixed-odds betting and lotteries are the games most often played online by children.

This is a new phenomenon even as children under 16 started gambling, and around 7 percent of them have experience with online gambling and losing money. Amid youth aged 18-19 years, the figure stands at 30 percent.

In January 2017, a new law on gambling will take effect in the country, regulating the operation of online gambling.

The new law will enable the setting of the financial limit for a loss in gambling, for instance. But the law has been criticized as being too soft by some observers.

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