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Gambling involvement and increased risk of gambling problems

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The opportunity to gamble has undergone rapid expansion with technology allowing for access to gambling products 24 h a day. This increased online availability challenges governments' abilities to restrict access to gambling. Indeed, the ready access to multiple forms of gambling may potentially contribute to impaired control over urges for problem gamblers. The present study considered whether problem gamblers manifested a tendency to engage in multiple forms of gambling and identified forms of gambling which were more strongly related to problem gambling. In reanalyses of two surveys (Sample 1, N = 464, Sample 2, N = 1141), significant relationships accounting for between 11.3 and 13.5 % of the variance were found between the numbers of forms of gambling accessed and degree of problem. Participation in online poker, playing cards and sports wagering were linked to problem gambling. Access to multiple forms of gambling may pose difficulties for the tracking and control of gambling.

UOW Authors


  •   Phillips, James (external author)
  •   Ogeil, Rowan (external author)
  •   Chow, Casey
  •   Prof Alexander Blaszczynski, Alexander (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Phillips, J. G., Ogeil, R., Chow, Y. & Blaszczynski, A. (2013). Gambling involvement and increased risk of gambling problems. Journal of Gambling Studies, 29 (4), 601-611.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84887429947

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1754

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 601

End Page


  • 611

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • The opportunity to gamble has undergone rapid expansion with technology allowing for access to gambling products 24 h a day. This increased online availability challenges governments' abilities to restrict access to gambling. Indeed, the ready access to multiple forms of gambling may potentially contribute to impaired control over urges for problem gamblers. The present study considered whether problem gamblers manifested a tendency to engage in multiple forms of gambling and identified forms of gambling which were more strongly related to problem gambling. In reanalyses of two surveys (Sample 1, N = 464, Sample 2, N = 1141), significant relationships accounting for between 11.3 and 13.5 % of the variance were found between the numbers of forms of gambling accessed and degree of problem. Participation in online poker, playing cards and sports wagering were linked to problem gambling. Access to multiple forms of gambling may pose difficulties for the tracking and control of gambling.

UOW Authors


  •   Phillips, James (external author)
  •   Ogeil, Rowan (external author)
  •   Chow, Casey
  •   Prof Alexander Blaszczynski, Alexander (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Phillips, J. G., Ogeil, R., Chow, Y. & Blaszczynski, A. (2013). Gambling involvement and increased risk of gambling problems. Journal of Gambling Studies, 29 (4), 601-611.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84887429947

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1754

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 601

End Page


  • 611

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States