Internet gambling and social responsibility: an exploratory study

Smeaton, M. and Griffiths, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2004. Internet gambling and social responsibility: an exploratory study. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 7 (1), pp. 49-57. ISSN 1094-9313

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Abstract

Within the last few years, we have seen a substantial increase in the amount of gambling opportunities offered on the Internet. Many concerns have been raised about the activity, including the potential for excessive gambling, and the lack of safeguards for vulnerable populations such as adolescents and problem gamblers. Given these concerns, a representative selection of 30 U.K.-owned Internet gambling sites were studied to examine what safeguards were in place to encourage social responsibility of Internet gamblers. It was found that very few sites were engaged in socially responsible practice and that much more could be done to protect vulnerable groups. The findings from this study were then used to compile a list of recommendations for good practice among Internet gambling operators.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Creators: Smeaton, M. and Griffiths, M.
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Place of Publication: Larchmont, NY, USA
Date: 2004
Volume: 7
Number: 1
ISSN: 1094-9313
Rights: © 2004 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:55
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:44
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/20101

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