Understanding esports-related betting and gambling: a systematic review of the literature

Mangat, H.S., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Yu, S.M., Felvinczi, K., Ngetich, R.K., Demetrovics, Z. and Czakó, A., 2023. Understanding esports-related betting and gambling: a systematic review of the literature. Journal of Gambling Studies. ISSN 1050-5350

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Esports gambling has steadily grown in popularity alongside esports itself. While research has been increasing in the field of esports-related gambling, no study has yet reviewed the relevant literature on esports gambling. The present study aimed to comprehensively review all empirical research conducted in the wider field of esports gambling. A systematic review following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines was undertaken using PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science databases. Only empirical studies were included and were also assessed for potential biases using the ROBUST guidelines. A total of 30 studies from eight countries were included in the review. Esports gamblers were found more likely to be young males, likely to score high on problematic gambling scales, and likely to belong to households speaking a non-English language at home in English speaking countries. Esports gamblers are a unique type of gambling population, with rare characteristics and behaviors compared to other types of gamblers. Given the limited number of studies, there is a need for further research in this field to understand these populations, as well as the need for longitudinal research.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Gambling Studies
Creators: Mangat, H.S., Griffiths, M.D., Yu, S.M., Felvinczi, K., Ngetich, R.K., Demetrovics, Z. and Czakó, A.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 22 September 2023
ISSN: 1050-5350
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 25 Sep 2023 11:20
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2023 11:20
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/49804

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