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Lottery gambling and addiction : An overview of European research

  title={Lottery gambling and addiction : An overview of European research},
  author={Mark D. Griffiths and Richard T. A. Wood},
This report is the first in a series of papers to concentrate on gambling in Europe. The focus of this first report is lottery gambling (including scratchcards and video lottery terminals) across Europe in relation to addiction and other social impacts. We are well aware that the picture we present in this first report is incomplete as there is very little in the established peer-reviewed research literature on the social impact of lottery gambling. It is hoped that this report will provide the… 

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