Gambling: A Review of the Problem
A review of the problem gambling literature
Gambling in its broadest sense may be seen as risking something of value (for example, money, objects, property) for the chance of a greater return (Gray, 2004; Ladouceur, Sylvain, Boutin, & Doucet, 2002). Most people gamble as a harmless form of entertainment: recreational gamblers find the possibility of winning large sums of money exciting and they gamble to have fun, to relax, and to socialise (Anderson & Brown, 1984; Griffiths, 1991;...
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