Complex Factors and Behaviors in the Gambling Population of Italy

  title={Complex Factors and Behaviors in the Gambling Population of Italy},
  author={Luca Bastiani and Mercedes Gori and Emanuela Colasante and Valeria Siciliano and Daniela Capitanucci and Paolo Jarre and Sabrina Molinaro},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
Gambling has seen significant growth globally, and particularly in Italy: it has rapidly evolved from a simple recreational activity to represent 4% of Italian GDP in 2010.A sample of 4.494 gamblers was drawn from IPSAD-Italia®2007-2008 (Italian Population Survey on Alcohol and Drugs) in order to examine different gambling patterns (assessed using the Canadian Problem Gambling Index Short form scale).Separate analysis was performed on young adults, age 15–24 (n = 1,241; male 56.2%), and adults… CONTINUE READING
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