Lottery Gambling: A Review

  title={Lottery Gambling: A Review},
  author={Vanchai Ariyabuddhiphongs},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
This paper presents an exhaustive review of the literature on lottery gambling involving numbers games, lotto, and scratch cards. Results provide tentative answers to the question why people buy lotteries, and support the theory of judgment under uncertainty, cognitive theory of gambling, and theory of demand for gambles. Results also indicate some potential addictiveness of this form of gambling. Youths buy different forms of lotteries and the best predictor of their lottery purchases is their… 

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