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AbstractRecent evidence suggests that young people are at an increased risk for developing problem gambling compared to adults. However, relatively little is known about the gambling behaviour and gambling-related problems of young workers. This survey of Australian apprentices revealed high rates of gambling and gambling-related problems, particularly in relation to gambling on games of skill, racing and casino table games, and low rates of help-seeking for gambling-related problems. The findings imply that there is a need for effective health promotion and intervention targeted at this group of young workers
Dowling, Nicki and Clark, David and Memery, Lynda and Corney, Tim (2011) Australian apprentices and gambling. In: Apprentices: Young people in transition. Corney, Tim and du Plessis, Karin, eds. Incolink and Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Calton, VIC, pp. 115-128. ISBN 9780646551883
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A review of the gambling literature in the economic and policy domainsSmith, Garry J.; Wynne, Harold J. (Alberta Gaming Research Institute, 2005-04-20)The Alberta Gaming Research Institute commissioned this literature review of the economics of gambling and government and industry gambling policy and practice. The review is designed to accomplish the following objectives: 1. To identify scholarly articles in academic journals, texts, and conference proceedings pertaining to (a) the economics of gambling, and (b) public and private sector gambling policy and practice. 2. To compile an electronic database to store the citations and, where available, the annotations of the identified references. 3. To provide a summary report that discusses the identified literature and highlights the contributions of Albertans to this field of endeavor. 4. To begin the process of generating interest and building capacity to conduct gambling-related research within the Alberta Gaming Research Institute. To complement this review of the scholarly literature, Dr. Peter Bowal and his University of Calgary colleague’s conducted a separate review and analysis of legal and government documents in the gambling policy domain. The results of the Bowal review are contained in a separate report.
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Is there a health inequality in gambling related harms? A systematic reviewJodie N. Raybould; Michael Larkin; Richard J. Tunney (BMC, 2021-02-01)Abstract Background Here we present a systematic review of the existing research into gambling harms, in order to determine whether there are differences in the presentation of these across demographic groups such as age, gender, culture, and socioeconomic status, or gambling behaviour categories such as risk severity and participation frequency. Primary and secondary outcome measures Inclusion criteria were: 1) focus on gambling harms; 2) focus on harms to the gambler rather than affected others; 3) discussion of specific listed harms and not just harms in general terms. Exclusion criteria were: 1) research of non-human subjects; 2) not written in English; 3) not an empirical study; 4) not available as a full article. Methods We conducted a systematic search using the Web of Science and Scopus databases in August 2020. Assessment of quality took place using Standard Quality Assessment Criteria. Results A total of 59 studies published between 1994 and 2020 met the inclusion criteria. These were categorised into thematic groups for comparison and discussion. There were replicated differences found in groups defined by age, socioeconomic status, education level, ethnicity and culture, risk severity, and gambling behaviours. Conclusion Harms appear to be dependent on specific social, demographic and environmental conditions that suggests there is a health inequality in gambling related harms. Further investigation is required to develop standardised measurement tools and to understand confounding variables and co-morbidities. With a robust understanding of harms distribution in the population, Primary Care Workers will be better equipped to identify those who are at risk, or who are showing signs of Gambling Disorder, and to target prevention and intervention programmes appropriately.