Problem Gambling in EU Member States
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As part of this study, the research team received comments and summaries of reports submitted by organizations we had approached in the information gathering phase. The following submissions are presented with the caveat that their findings need to be subject … Read More

Obstacles to Measuring Problem Gambling and its Costs in EU
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The two most important obstacles to measuring prevalence accurately are that there is as of yet no “gold standard” for measuring problem gambling, i.e. there is no internationally agreed upon and culturally neutral instrument that has yet emerged. The South … Read More

Problem Gambling in European Union
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Problem or pathological gambling can be broadly defined as “an impulse control disorder consisting of consistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behavior that disrupts family, personal, or vocational pursuits. (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). Washington, D.C.: … Read More

Consumer protection and problem gambling against online gambling in European Union
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A majority of players do not suffer from problem gambling. However, those that do must be fully accounted for given the associated social costs for the player, his or her family and society as a whole. All gamblers need protection … Read More

Problem gambling and gambling addiction in European Union
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PROBLEM DETECTION The notion of the problem needs to be defined and for this a better understanding of ‘problem gambler’ is needed as a term used in referring to problem-related gambling behaviour. Another term used is ‘pathological gambling’ and this … Read More

Problem gambling in Europe
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Report by Dr Mark Griffiths, Professor of Gambling Studies, International Gaming Research Unit GLOBAL MODEL OF GAMBLING BEHAVIOUR (Griffiths, 2006; Parke & Griffiths, 2007) Quality of information • Countries that have carried out national surveys on gambling and/or problem gambling … Read More

Compulsive gambling
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Compulsive gambling is an urge or addiction to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. A preferred term among many professionals is problem gambling, as few people described by the term experience true compulsions in the clinical … Read More