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Adolescent gambling on the Internet: A review

Griffiths, MD and Parke, J 2010, 'Adolescent gambling on the Internet: A review' , International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 22 (1) , pp. 59-75.

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Abstract

Internet gambling is a relatively under-researched area. While our current knowledge remains in its infancy and the prevalence rates are relatively low, researchers and clinicians are predicting greater involvement among youth. A comprehensive search of the relevant literature was undertaken. The resulting relevant literature was classified into four areas. These were (a) the empirical studies on adolescent internet gambling, (b) online gambling-like experiences in adolescence, (c) adolescent gambling via social networking sites, and (d) adolescent gambling via online penny auction sites. Age verification in relation to prevention and regulation is also examined. It is concluded that young people appear to be very proficient in using and accessing new media and are likely to be increasingly exposed to remote gambling opportunities. These young people will therefore require education and guidance to enable them to cope with the challenges of convenience gambling in all its guises.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Sports Business
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Publisher: Freund Publishing House
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0334-0139
Depositing User: J Parke
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2011 10:52
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:13
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/18183

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