A Comparison of Horse-Race, Bingo, and Video Poker Gamblers in Brazilian Gambling Settings

  • authors:

    M. P. M. T. Oliveira, M. T. A. Silva
  • published in

    : 2001
  • summary

    : In the present study Brazilian gamblers from different settings were compared on socio-demographic characteristics, gambling behavior, and use of drugs. The SOGS was administered to 171 subjects at bingo (BG), video poker (VP), and horse-racing clubs (HR) of São Paulo. BG concentrated most women, VP the youngest and single gamblers, and HR the lowest income subjects. More VP than HR or BG gamblers reported taking time off work to gamble, as well as returning another day to win back lost money. They also had a higher number of scorable responses on the SOGS. The differences observed suggest that VP gamblers bear a greater risk of developing a pathological gambling pattern. The authors suggest that measures should be taken aimed at the prevention of pathological gambling, particularly among the young population of video poker gamblers.
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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Springer Netherlands
  • is part of a publication

    : Journal of Gambling Studies
  • volume

    : 17
  • issue

    : 2
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 137 - end page: 149
  • keywords

    : pathological gambling
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