Should voluntary self-exclusion by gamblers be used as a proxy measure for problem gambling?

AUER, M. and GRIFFITHS, M.D., 2016. Should voluntary self-exclusion by gamblers be used as a proxy measure for problem gambling? MOJ Addiction Medicine & Therapy, 2 (2), 00019. ISSN 2333-665X

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Abstract

This brief paper critically addresses a recent approach by researchers that use voluntary self-exclusion (VSE) by gamblers as a proxy measure for problem gambling. By using tracking data from online gamblers or data from player cards, such research derives typical behavioral patterns of past voluntary self-excluders and uses their data to predict and identify problem gamblers. We argue that this approach is flawed and is unlikely to help in developing harm-minimization measures. We argue that using personalized feedback is a much better approach
to the prevention of problem gambling than using data from those that self-exclude from gambling.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Should voluntary self-exclusion by gamblers be used as a proxy measure for problem gambling? [working title]
Publication Title: MOJ Addiction Medicine & Therapy
Creators: Auer, M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: MedCrave
Date: 5 December 2016
Volume: 2
Number: 2
ISSN: 2333-665X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.15406/mojamt.2016.02.00019DOI
Rights: ©2016 Griffiths et al. Open access journal.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 Dec 2016 14:13
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:09
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29392

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