Prevalence of pathological gambling in Switzerland after the opening of casinos and the introduction of new preventive legislation.

@article{Bondolfi2008PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of pathological gambling in Switzerland after the opening of casinos and the introduction of new preventive legislation.},
  author={Guido Bondolfi and Françoise C Jermann and François Ferrero and Daniel Zullino and Christian Osiek},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2008},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={236-9}
}
OBJECTIVE This survey aimed to evaluate the prevalence of pathological gambling (PG) in the Swiss population in 2005 and the link between PG and alcohol abuse. This replication study made it possible to compare the prevalence rates of PG measured before and after the introduction of casinos and new preventive legislation. METHOD A total of 2803 telephone interviews were completed using standardized assessment instruments for identifying gamblers (South Oaks Gambling Screen) and alcohol abuse… CONTINUE READING

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