Internet gambling: issues, concerns, and recommendations.

GRIFFITHS, M.D., 2003. Internet gambling: issues, concerns, and recommendations. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 6 (6), pp. 557-568. ISSN 1094-9313

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Abstract

The influence of technology in the field of gambling innovation continues to grow at a rapid pace. After a brief overview of gambling technologies and deregulation issues, this review examines the impact of technology on gambling by highlighting salient factors in the rise of Internet gambling (i.e., accessibility, affordability, anonymity, convenience, escape immersion/ dissociation, disinhibition, event frequency, asociability, interactivity, and simulation). The paper also examines other factors in relation to Internet gambling including the relationship between Internet addiction and Internet gambling addiction. The paper ends by overviewing some of the social issues surrounding Internet gambling (i.e., protection of the vulnerable, Internet gambling in the workplace, electronic cash, and unscrupulous operators). Recommendations for Internet gambling operators are also provided.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Place of Publication: Larchmont, NY, USA
Date: 2003
Volume: 6
Number: 6
ISSN: 1094-9313
Rights: © 2003 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:15
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:23
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10018

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