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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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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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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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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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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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Introduction Gambling has become a widely viewed socially acceptable form of recreation ( Stucki & Rihs-Middel, 2007 ) and is an enjoyable and harmless activity for most individuals. However, for a small minority, severe

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Zu Wei Zhai, Rani A. Hoff, Caitlin F. Magruder, Marvin A. Steinberg, Jeremy Wampler, Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin and Marc N. Potenza

, Michaud, Berchtold, Akré, & Suris, 2009 ). Inasmuch as an estimated 60%–70% of North American youth have reported gambling and up to 10% of adolescents and young adults in the US have reported gambling problems in the past year ( Barnes, Welte

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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: Alessandra Buja, Camilla Lion, Manuela Scioni, Paolo Vian, Bruno Genetti, Fabio Vittadello, Milena Sperotto, Elisabetta Simeoni and Vincenzo Baldo

cannabis in 76.5% of cases ( Dipartimento delle Politiche Antidroga, 2014 ). Longitudinal studies have also confirmed that adolescence is a time of life when individuals are more inclined to explore new stimuli and to engage in gambling ( Goudriaan

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