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Internet Poker: Prevalence and Problems in Sweden 2006
Stockholm University. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
2009 (English)In: Nordisk Alkohol- og narkotikatidsskrift (NAT), ISSN 1455-0725, Vol. 26, no 6, 487-503 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the prevalence ofinternet poker gambling and gamblingrelatedproblems in Sweden in 2006.The sample consists of 16,500 randomdigit dialling quantitative telephoneinterviews that were completed withSwedes aged 16–80 during the last 11months of 2006. Respondents wereasked questions about their gamblingactivity with regard to type of gambling,level of gambling activity and gamblingrelatedproblems. The relationshipbetween type of gambling activityand gambling-related problems wasexamined by means of Chi-square andlogistic regression analyses. The papershows that internet poker gamblerswere more likely to report gamblingrelatedproblems than other gamblers.This effect was related to several factors;internet poker attracts a vulnerablepopulation, internet computer-basedgames increase the risk due to thehigh level of availability and for reasonsassociated with the technology itself,and finally, the game itself, poker,increases the risk for problematicgambling behaviour.

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2009. Vol. 26, no 6, 487-503 p.
Keyword [en]
Internet Poker, Gambling, Problems
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-36427OAI: diva2:289403
Available from: 2010-01-25 Created: 2010-01-25 Last updated: 2010-01-25Bibliographically approved

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