Slacker and Steve - GMD: Betting Son (Audio)

June 23, 2016

Photo: Jason Kennedy |

Sam and Rachel have an 8-year-old son named Trent. Ever since Trent was little he and Sam would make small innocent bets, a dollar here and a dollar there. As Trent is growing, so are the stakes. He and Sam will make bets on sporting events and Trent will go as far as to research the betting odds for that particular event. Rachel thinks that their betting habits are going down a dangerous road. After observing how the bets have gotten higher and more frequent, she believes that a gambling addiction is being created. She wants all sports gambling to come to an end; she doesn’t mind the small bets every once in a while. Sam thinks that she is blowing the situation out of proportion. He believes that betting on sports is creating a great bond and comradery between him and Trent. They need your help!


Is betting with your kids harmless or dangerous? Whose side are you on?