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posted on 20.09.2022, 02:03 authored by SM Gainsbury, Alexander RussellAlexander Russell, DL King, P Delfabbro, Nerilee HingNerilee Hing
© 2016 The Authors.The increasing convergence of the gambling and gaming industries has raised questions about the extent to which social casino game play may influence gambling. This study aimed to examine the relationship between social casino gaming and gambling through an online survey of 521 adults who played social casino games in the previous 12 months. Most social casino game users (71.2%) reported that these games had no impact on how much they gambled. However, 9.6% reported that their gambling overall had increased and 19.4% reported that they had gambled for money as a direct result of these games. Gambling as a direct result of social casino games was more common among males, younger users, those with higher levels of problem gambling severity and more involved social casino game users in terms of game play frequency and in-game payments. The most commonly reported reason for gambling as a result of playing social casino games was to win real money. As social casino games increased gambling for some users, this suggests that simulated gambling may influence actual gambling expenditure particularly amongst those already vulnerable to or affected by gambling problems.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

63

Start Page

59

End Page

67

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1873-7692

ISSN

0747-5632

Publisher

Pergamon Press

Additional Rights

© 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Acceptance Date

08/05/2016

External Author Affiliations

Southern Cross University; The University of Adelaide

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Computers in Human Behavior