Instant-win products and prize draws: are these forms of gambling?

Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2003. Instant-win products and prize draws: are these forms of gambling? Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues: eGambling (EJGI), 9. ISSN 1494-5185

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Abstract

Instant-win marketing and prize draws are not particularly new but many companies (particularly in the U.K.) appear to be aiming them at younger age groups. This brief paper argues that some children appear to "chase" their losses on instant-win products in the same way a gambler chases losses, and that they are a form of adolescent gambling or, at the least, a gambling precursor. This paper also briefly overviews the prize draw culture in the U.K. Policy recommendations for both instant-win and prize draw products are outlined.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues: eGambling (EJGI)
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Place of Publication: Toronto
Date: 2003
Volume: 9
ISSN: 1494-5185
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:05
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:49
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22616

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