Perspective of Internet Poker Players on Harm-Reduction Strategies: A Cross-Sectional Study.

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serval:BIB_E41FFE5C5F1D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Perspective of Internet Poker Players on Harm-Reduction Strategies: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Journal
International journal of environmental research and public health
Author(s)
Michalska P., Chatton A., Penzenstadler L., Izdebski P., Jeannot E., Simon O., Dufour M., Rochat L., Lischer S., Khazaal Y.
ISSN
1660-4601 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1660-4601
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/12/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
17
Number
23
Pages
9054
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Background: Internet gambling may increase rates of gambling harm. This current study aimed to assess Internet poker players' views on various harm-reduction (HR) strategies. It also examined differences in these views according to the games played (poker only vs. poker plus other gambling activities), indebtedness, and problem gambling severity. Methods: Internet poker players (n = 311; 94.2% Male) recruited online between 2012 and 2014 were included in the analyses and completed a survey on indebtedness, problem gambling severity index, and ten statements regarding HR features. Results: Among the whole sample, the most frequently endorsed HR strategy was setting money limits, specialized online help, and peer support forums. People who play poker only (70%) are less prone to endorse the utility of information on excessive gambling and specialized healthcare centers. No differences were found between those people with debt versus those without regarding HR assessment. Participants with severe problem gambling were more skeptical about HR strategies based on information on specialized healthcare centers. Conclusion: Setting money limits, online help, and peer support forums are the most commonly endorsed strategies. Future research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of online harm reduction strategies.
Keywords
Internet gamblers, harm reduction, online gambling, poker, prevention strategies, responsible gambling
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Open Access
Yes
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14/12/2020 10:49
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23/06/2021 5:37
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