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Applying the DSM‑5 Criteria for Gambling Disorder to Online Gambling Account‑Based Tracking Data: An Empirical Study Utilizing Cluster Analysis
Applying the DSM‑5 Criteria for Gambling Disorder to Online Gambling Account‑Based Tracking Data: An Empirical Study Utilizing Cluster Analysis

The present study explored how the nine DSM-5 criteria for gambling disorder can be operationalised in terms of actual online gambling behaviour using account-based gambling tracking data. The authors were given access to an anonymised sample of 982 gamblers registered with an online gambling operator.

The WAGER, Vol. 26(9) - Gambling during COVID: The impact of  COVID-19 on gambling behavior and gambling-related problems
The WAGER, Vol. 26(9) - Gambling during COVID: The impact of COVID-19 on gambling behavior and gambling-related problems

During the first year of the pandemic, people couldn’t gamble in land-based venues even if they wanted to. It’s important to understand how people’s relationship with gambling changed during COVID because some of these changes might be long lasting. Therefore, this week, as part of our Special Series on Managing Addiction during COVID, The WAGER reviews a study by David Hodgins and Rhys Stevens on the impact of COVID-19 on gambling and gambling-related problems.

EASG Webinars September 2021
EASG Webinars September

The EASG held 3 webinars in September 2021. By many request we have put the videos of these webinars online.

The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on gambling behaviour, harms and demand for treatment and support
The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on gambling behaviour, harms and demand for treatment and support

The first wave of the study was conducted in two phases in October 2019, and explored usage of and demand for treatment, advice or support, among gamblers and affected others.

In May 2020, the same respondents were re-contacted with the aim of exploring changes to gambling behaviour over time, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

 

EASG Webinars
EASG Webinars

The EASG has planned something special for you. Two webinars:
 

  1. Match fixing and Integrity
    Thursday 15 April 2021 from 11.00 - 12.45 CET
  2. Problem Gambling and COVID-19, the ins and outs!
    Thursday 22 April 2021 from 11.00 - 12.00 CET
Scandinavian Countries Shift Towards Account-Based Play
Scandinavian Countries Shift Towards Account-Based Play

Finland, Denmark and Norway are introducing changes in their gambling industries to raise the level of player protection, and the common theme among all three is a shift to account-based play.

Is this an issue?
Is this an issue?

Reducing Internet Gambling Harms Using Behavioral Science: A Stakeholder Framework

This week's issue
This week's issue

How Men and Women Differ in Gambling

 

Gambling Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among European Regular Sports Bettors: An Empirical Study Using Behavioral Tracking Data
Gambling Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among European Regular Sports Bettors: An Empirical Study Using Behavioral Tracking Data

The novel coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had major impacts on most
societies worldwide including the cancelation and postponement of sports events.

Blurred lines: Loot boxes in video games
Blurred lines: Loot boxes in video games

Rune Aune Mentzoni, Associate Professor, Norwegian Competence Center for Gambling and Gaming Research, University of Bergen, Norway.

 

The WAGER, Vol. 24(7) - From Fortnite to slots: Do problem video gaming behaviors predict future problem gambling behaviors?
The WAGER, Vol. 24(7) - From Fortnite to slots: Do problem video gaming behaviors predict future problem gambling behaviors?

 

What was the research question?
Does problem video gaming predict future problem gambling behaviors?

National Market Protectionist Gambling Policies in the European Union: The Finnish Gambling Monopoly Merger as a Case in Point
National Market Protectionist Gambling Policies in the European Union: The Finnish Gambling Monopoly Merger as a Case in Point

In countries all over the world, a rapidly growing globalized and digitalized gambling
market is calling for adjustments in gambling policies and legislation.

This study concerns the political justification of introducing a more centralized
monopoly system in Finland.

Mindfulness for Addressing Key Public Health Concerns in Young People Preventative Applications and Safety Concerns
Mindfulness for Addressing Key Public Health Concerns in Young People Preventative Applications and Safety Concerns

Dr William Van Gordon is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Derby; Supakyada Sapthiang is based at the School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex; Dr Edo Shonin is a Chartered Psychologist and co-founder of the Awake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness Research; Dr Mark Griffiths is Distinguished Professor of Behavioural Addiction, Psychology Department, Nottingham Trent University.

Sweden female gambling addicts outnumber men for first time
Sweden female gambling addicts outnumber men for first time

For the first time, the majority of Swedes with a gambling addiction are women, the health authority's latest survey figures suggest.

Women and gambling disorder (update 10 May 2020)
Women and gambling disorder (update 10 May 2020)

Recent studies (Ulla Romild 2019) in Sweden tell us that for the first time, the majority of Swedes with a gambling problem are women, as the health authority's latest survey figures suggest.

Hot topics in gambling
Hot topics in gambling

Betting, Forex Trading, and Fantasy Gaming Sponsorships - a Responsible Marketing Inquiry into the 'Gamblification' of English Football.

Hibai Lopez Gonzalez and Mark D. Griffiths