Informed Choice and Gambling: Principles for Consumer Protection

  title={Informed Choice and Gambling: Principles for Consumer Protection},
  author={Alexander Blaszczynski and Robert Ladouceur and Lia Nower and Howard J. Shaffer},
  journal={The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics},
It is well-established that problem gambling results, in part, from erroneous perceptions about the probability of winning. While individuals retain the ultimate responsibility over gambling choices and level of participation, optimal decision-making depends, among other factors, on the availability of reliable, comprehensive information. From a public health perspective, the gaming industry, in collaboration with government and the community, must ensure that individuals receive sufficient… 
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