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THE POPULATION PREVALENCE OF PROBLEM GAMBLING: Methodological Influences, Standardized Rates, Jurisdictional Differences, and Worldwide Trends
Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Internet Gambling: Prevalence, Patterns, Problems, and Policy Options
Acknowledgements There are three organizations that contributed to the success of this study. We thank the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre for their continuing support of our researchExpand
Prevention of Problem Gambling: A Comprehensive Review of the Evidence
Made available courtesy of Elsevier Publishing Inc. A shorter and earlier version of this paper appears in G. Smith, D. Hodgins, and R. J. Williams (Eds.), Research and Measurement Issues in GamblingExpand
A comparative profile of the Internet gambler: Demographic characteristics, game-play patterns, and problem gambling status
The present study obtains survey data from 1954 Internet gamblers and 5967 non-Internet gamblers to examine the comparative demographic and health characteristics of Internet versus land-based gamblers, and the characteristics predictive of Internet gambling. Expand
Problem gambling on the internet: implications for internet gambling policy in North America
This article investigates the relationship between internet gambling and problem gambling using data collected from an internet-based survey administered to 1920 American, Canadian and international internet gamblers, and finds that 42.7 percent of the internetgamblers in the sample can be classified as problem gamblers. Expand
Casino self‐exclusion programmes: A review of the issues
Abstract Casino self‐exclusion is a procedure by which individuals can have themselves banned from entering a casino. One of the purposes of this paper is to present information about theExpand
The classification accuracy of four problem gambling assessment instruments in population research
Improved methodology was used to re-examine the weak correspondence between problem and pathological gamblers identified in population surveys and subsequent classification of these individuals inExpand
Gambling and Problem Gambling Within Forensic Populations
A review of problem gambling in forensic populations suggests that one third of criminal offenders meet criteria for problem or pathological gambling. This is the highest rate yet found in anyExpand
Best Practices in the Population Assessment of Problem Gambling
Note: Parts of this report are contained in Williams, R.J., & Volberg, R.A. (2009). Impact of survey description, administration format, and exclusionary criteria on population prevalence rates ofExpand
Gambling and problem gambling in Ontario
6 INTRODUCTION 8 METHOD 11 Telephone Survey 11 Online Panel Survey 12 Questionnaire 14 RESULTS 17 Telephone Sample 17 Response Rate 17 Online Panel Sample 19 Substance Use, Health, and Mental HealthExpand