Addiction trends: Internet v casino gambling

Griffiths, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2006. Addiction trends: Internet v casino gambling. Casino and Gaming International, 2, pp. 85-91.

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Gambling addictions always result from an interaction and interplay between many factors including the person’s biological and/or genetic predisposition, their psychological constitution, their social environment and the nature of the activity itself (Griffiths, 1999). There is no precise frequency level of a gambling game at which people become addicted since addiction will be an integrated mix of factors in which frequency is just one factor in the overall equation. This brief paper attempts to examine whether Internet gambling is problematic, and more importantly, whether Internet gambling is potentially more problematic than casino gambling. To do this it briefly overviews the empirical research on Internet gambling. It also outlines the literature on ‘Internet addiction’ and examines whether Internet gambling is therefore ‘doubly addictive’.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Casino and Gaming International
Creators: Griffiths, M.
Publisher: CGI Global Media Limited
Date: 2006
Volume: 2
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:45
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:09

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