Rating the Suitability of Responsible Gambling Features for Specific Game Types: A Resource for Optimizing Responsible Gambling Strategy

Wood, RTA, Shorter, GW and Griffiths, MD ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2014. Rating the Suitability of Responsible Gambling Features for Specific Game Types: A Resource for Optimizing Responsible Gambling Strategy. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 12 (1), pp. 94-112. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

A Delphi based study, rated the perceived effectiveness of 45 responsible gambling (RG) features in relation to 20 distinct gambling type games. Participants were 61 raters from seven countries,including responsible gambling experts (n = 22), treatment providers (n = 19) and recovered problem gamblers (n = 20). The most highly recommended RG features could be divided into three groups 1) Player initiated tools focused on aiding player’s behaviour 2) RG features related to informed-player-choice 3) RG features focused on gaming company actions. Overall, player control over personal limits were favoured more than gaming company controlled limits, although mandatory use of such features was often recommended. The study found that recommended RG features varied considerably between game types, according to their structural characteristics. Also,online games had the possibility to provide many more RG features than traditional (offline games). The findings draw together knowledge about the effectiveness of RG features for specific game types. This should aid objective, cost-effective, evidence based decisions on which RG features toi nclude in an RG strategy, according to a specific portfolio of games. The findings of this study will be available via a web-based tool, known as the Responsible Gambling Knowledge Centre (RGKC).

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Wood, R.T.A., Shorter, G.W. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2014
Volume: 12
Number: 1
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-013-9473-yDOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 09 Dec 2015 09:54
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:58
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26629

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