authors:Francine Ferland, Isabelle Giroux, Christian Jacques, Robert Ladouceur, Jean Leblond
published in: 2000
summary: As gambling facilities become more available, the number of pathological gamblers increases. Effective therapeutic and preventive interventions should be developed and systematically evaluated. Self-exclusion programs may be a useful means to facilitate self-control among problem gamblers. This paper describes the characteristics of individuals who decided to bar themselves from a Canadian casino. Two hundred twenty individuals participated in the present study and completed a questionnaire including four sections: (1) socio-demographic data, (2) the South Oaks Gambling Screen, (3) gambling habits, and (4) prior experiences with the self-exclusion program. According to the SOGS, 95% of the participants were classified as severe pathological gamblers on the SOGS (Mean score = 9.87). Furthermore, based on self-reported observation, 30% of the participants completely stopped gambling once enrolled in this program. No one scored within the interval of non-problem gamblers. Suggestions to improve self-exclusion programs are discussed.
related url: http://www.springerlink.com/content/h5w78263w1812086/
Note: This link will take you to an external website. GambLib.org is not responsible for accessibility and content of external websites.
type: article in journal
publisher: Springer Netherlands
is part of a publication: Journal of Gambling Studies
copyright: © Springer
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 453 - end page: 460
- ISSN: 1050-5350
keywords: casino , gambling , problem gambling , self-exclusion
- Article entered in GambLIB database on march 6. 2008, 00:03
- Item added by user Tina Krušnik