Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz and fellow state member Nazih Elasmar launched the new resources at an event marking the start of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

“Victorian school students will be able to do the maths for themselves, which helps them learn that gambling is a quicker way to lose money, than it is to make it,” said Kairouz.

“Launching Responsible Gambling Awareness Week with these important teaching tools serves as a reminder that our kids are aware of gambling from a young age.”

The resource, developed by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF) in partnership with the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), aims to dispel student misconceptions about gambling.

MAV trialled the program on students and found it improved their understanding of the fallacy of skill and the illusion of control in gambling.

VRGF CEO Serge Sardo said the program supports schools to “embed gambling education into the curriculum”.

“The program aims to encourage young people to be critical thinkers when it comes to gambling, and empower them to navigate the new gambling environment.”