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(p. 58) Responsible Gambling: An Academic Perspective 

(p. 58) Responsible Gambling: An Academic Perspective
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(p. 58) Responsible Gambling: An Academic Perspective
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Paul Delfabbro

, and Daniel King

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190074562.003.0003
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date: 05 August 2021

This chapter examines how academics working in the field of gambling studies understand the concept of responsible gambling (RG). The authors begin with a discussion of the concept, theory, and objectives underpinning RG. They discuss the varying definitions of RG and how it has been featured in recent applications of public health theory in the gambling field. The authors consider the strengths and weaknesses of RG principles and then examine how understanding of RG might differ across different stakeholder groups (e.g., academics, the industry, and community welfare groups) and how this influences the practical application of RG principles. This is followed by analysis of the evidence available concerning the application of RG principles to practical situations as well as the facilitators and barriers to effective RG research. The authors conclude with a discussion of academic views about how to enhance research evidence and the practical application of RG principles.

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