In Pursuit of Empirically Based Responsible Gambling Limits

  • authors:

    Shawn R. Currie, Nady El-Guebaly, David C. Hodgins, JianLi Wang, Harold Wynne
  • published in

    : 2008
  • summary

    : The present study sought to (1) obtain expert opinion on the importance of low-risk limits for the field of gambling; and (2) establish the face validity for a tentative set of low-risk limits empirically derived from a recent analysis of population data on gambling (Currie et al., 2006). Gambling experts (171 researchers, clinicians and policy-makers in Canada and the United States) completed an online or paper survey to assess their support for the concept of low-risk gambling limits, their opinions of existing responsible gambling guidelines and the face validity of tentative low-risk limits for gambling frequency, dollars spent, percentage of gross income spent on gambling and duration per session. The majority of those surveyed endorsed the need for low-risk limits and rated the limits as being face valid. Concerns voiced pertaining to their dissemination to the public included the potential for creating a false sense of security among gamblers, encouraging people to gamble and difficulties in applying the limits across different forms of gambling.
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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
  • is part of a publication

    : International Gambling Studies
  • volume

    : 8
  • issue

    : 2
  • copyright

    : © 2009 Informa plc
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 207 - end page: 227
  • keywords

    : responsible gambling
  • Article entered in GambLIB database on nov. 21. 2008, 10:11
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