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The dangers of conflating gambling-related harm with disordered gambling

Commentary on: Prevention paradox logic and problem gambling (Delfabbro & King, 2017)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Matthew Browne
and
Matthew J. Rockloff

and disease. In our work, we suggest that “gambling harm” is the outcome that should be reduced and therefore it is implicit that any mass interventions that reduce harm should greatly increase public welfare. Of course, the PP may apply here: people

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Jakob Jonsson
,
David C. Hodgins
,
Axel Lyckberg
,
Shawn Currie
,
Matthew M. Young
,
Ståle Pallesen
, and
Per Carlbring

Introduction Gambling is associated with various degrees of harm and problematic gambling is considered a public health issue in many countries. Harm includes, in addition to obvious financial negative impact

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Introduction Since the late 1990s, there has been general acceptance of the view that problem or pathological gambling can be examined from a public health perspective ( Korn & Shaffer, 1999 ; Productivity Commission, 1999

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Rune A. Mentzoni
,
Jon Christian Laberg
,
Geir Scott Brunborg
,
Helge Molde
, and
Ståle Pallesen

The assessment of the impact of the reconfiguration on electronic gaming machines as harm minimisation strategies for problem gambling Report for the Gaming Industry Operators Group University of Sydney Sydney

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Introduction Gambling is often promoted and experienced as a legitimate social leisure activity for adults, shared with friends and family. Gambling products and marketing incorporate and encourage interaction with others

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Grace M. Barnes
,
John W. Welte
,
Marie-Cecile O. Tidwell
, and
Joseph H. Hoffman

. Hoffman B. A. Dintcheff 2005 Shared predictors of youthful gambling, substance use, and delinquency Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Nerilee Hing
,
Matthew Rockloff
,
Alex M. T. Russell
,
Matthew Browne
,
Philip Newall
,
Nancy Greer
,
Daniel L. King
, and
Hannah Thorne

be sold for real money, traded or gambled on third-party websites ( Greer, Rockloff, Browne, Hing, & King, 2019 ; Parent Zone, 2019). Some loot boxes yield in-game currency that can be spent in the game to progress or purchase in-game items. In

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Ståle Pallesen
,
Daniel Hanss
,
Helge Molde
,
Mark D. Griffiths
, and
Rune Aune Mentzoni

Studies have consistently shown that people’s attitude toward gambling is a good predictor of how much they gamble and how likely they are to experience gambling-related problems ( Chiu & Storm, 2010 ; Delfabbro, Lambos, King, & Puglies, 2009

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Abby L. Goldstein
,
Natalie Vilhena-Churchill
,
Sherry H. Stewart
,
Peter N. S. Hoaken
, and
Gordon L. Flett

Introduction Online gambling is relatively new but is increasingly being recognized as a legitimate form of gambling that is particularly appealing to younger gamblers, who are comfortable with online technologies and

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Introduction The relationship between financial market activity and gambling has been debated for quite some time (e.g., Dewey, 1905 ; Lapp, 1909 ; MacDougall, 1936 ; McMath, 1921 ; Proctor, 1887 ). This debate continues

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