Rapid Onset of Pathological Gambling in Machine Gamblers

  title={Rapid Onset of Pathological Gambling in Machine Gamblers},
  author={R. B. Breen and M. Zimmerman},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
A particularly rapid onset of pathological gambling (PG-onset) through the use of gambling machines has been widely alluded to, but this is the first study to empirically examine the phenomenon. This study compared the latency of PG-onset in those who gambled primarily on machines, compared to those who gambled primarily on more “traditional” forms of gambling at PG-onset. Subjects were 44 adult pathological gamblers (PGs) seeking outpatient treatment in Rhode Island (17 females; mean age = 46… Expand
222 Citations
Rapid Onset of Pathological Gambling in Machine Gamblers: A Replication
  • 22
General Risk Factors for Gambling Problems and the Prevalence of Pathological Gambling in Norway
  • 3
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF
Pathologic gambling and bankruptcy.
  • 44
Strategic vs nonstrategic gambling: characteristics of pathological gamblers based on gambling preference.
  • B. Odlaug, P. Marsh, S. Kim, J. Grant
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
  • 2011
  • 61
Impulsivity and Gambling Type Among Treatment-Seeking Disordered Gamblers: An Explorative Study
  • 7
Age of Onset in Pathological Gambling: Clinical, Therapeutic and Personality Correlates
  • 58
A Gamblers Clustering Based on Their Favorite Gambling Activity
  • 21
Types of gambling and levels of harm: A UK study to assess severity of presentation in a treatment-seeking population
  • 16
  • PDF
Association of Pathological Gambling with Depression in Scotland
  • 13


Rapid Onset of Pathological Gambling in Machine Gamblers: A Replication
  • 22
Brief Communications: Gender Differences in Gambling Progression
  • 94
Characteristics of Problem Gambling in a Canadian Context: A Preliminary Study Using a DSM-IV-Based Questionnaire
  • C. M. Beaudoin, B. Cox
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
  • 1999
  • 128
Pathological gambling: A comparison of gambling at German-style slot machines and “Classical” gambling
  • T. Fabian
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Gambling Studies
  • 2005
  • 19
Video lottery gambling: Effects on pathological gamblers seeking treatment in South Dakota
  • 31
The South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS): a new instrument for the identification of pathological gamblers.
  • 2,651
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
Sex Differences in the Treatment Needs and Outcomes of Problem Gamblers
  • 76
A feminist critique of problem gambling research.
  • 132
The chase: Career of the compulsive gambler
  • 266
  • PDF