Is it gambling or not?

A tic-tac-toe game | How to play


How to play

To start, the player reads a real-life scenario in the square and states whether the situation should be considered gambling or not. No matter what the player decides, they click to place an “x” or an “o” in the square. There are no right or wrong answers here —the goal is to talk things out.

Other than that, play this game like a regular game of tic-tac-toe! The first person to get three in a row, column, or diagonal wins.

Parent prompts for conversation

To have a meaningful conversation about gambling, ask the following questions to your child during and/or after the game.

  • Why do you think this situation is or isn’t gambling?
  • What needs to change in the situation so that it would be considered gambling (or not gambling)?
  • Do you think I would give the same answer you did, or a different one?
  • Have you ever been in a situation like this one? If so, what did you do?