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Limit your time, gamble responsibly: setting a time limit (via pop-up message) on an electronic gaming machine reduces time on device
In the current study, we assessed whether undergraduate electronic gaming machine (EGM) gamblers would be more apt to set a time limit and spend less time gambling when asked to consider setting an
Building it better: Applying human-computer interaction and persuasive system design principles to a monetary limit tool improves responsible gambling
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The responsible gambling (RG) utility of monetary limit tools for non-disordered Electronic Gambling Machine (EGM) players - the target population for such prevention-oriented RG tools - is improved and improving RG tools through the use of HCI and PSD principles is discussed.
Reliability and Validity of Data Obtained From Alcohol, Cannabis, and Gambling Populations on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
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The results suggest that the self-report data obtained from alcohol and gambling populations are of high quality, however, caution is warranted with cannabis populations.
Do Social Casino Gamers Migrate to Online Gambling? An Assessment of Migration Rate and Potential Predictors
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Engagement in micro-transactions was the only unique predictor of migration from social casino gaming to online gambling and the implications for the potential harms associated with social casinoGaming are discussed.
Component Model of Addiction Treatment: A Pragmatic Transdiagnostic Treatment Model of Behavioral and Substance Addictions
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This article presents a developing transdiagnostic treatment model of addictions that targets underlying similarities between behavioral and substance use addictions, called the component model of addiction treatment (CMAT), and proposes component vulnerabilities, which are enduring, yet malleable, individual psychological, cognitive, and neurobiological characteristics that are common to all addictive disorders.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Disordered Gambling: Assessing the Mediating Role of Emotion Dysregulation
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Findings indicate a causal link between childhood adversity and disordered gambling and suggest that treatment initiatives may do well to address both ACEs and emotion dysregulation in the treatment of problem gambling.
The Social Casino Gaming-Gambling Link: Motivation for Playing Social Casino Games Determines Whether Self-Reported Gambling Increases or Decreases Among Disordered Gamblers
Engagement with social casino games (i.e., free online casino-like games available on social networking sites) has been found to be a risk factor for increased gambling behaviours ( Kim, Wohl,
An Examination of the Relationship Between Social Casino Gaming and Gambling: The Bad, The Ugly, and The Good
Social casino games (i.e., free-to-play online gambling-themed games) are now ubiquitous on social network platforms such as Facebook. Their popularity and similarity to gambling games has raised
Substitution behaviors among people who gamble during COVID-19 precipitated casino closures
ABSTRACT The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the closure of licensed casinos throughout the United States of America in March and April 2020. This study sought to examine how Americans who gamble
Economic mobility moderates the effect of relative deprivation on financial gambling motives and disordered gambling
This study examined whether a positive association between personal relative deprivation and disordered gambling severity is mediated by the motivation to gamble for financial gain. We hypothesized
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