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Session 4-2-C: Does Non-Problem Gaming Have Any Negative Impact On Gamblers?, Samuel Huang May 2013

Session 4-2-C: Does Non-Problem Gaming Have Any Negative Impact On Gamblers?, Samuel Huang

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Outline

Background

Literature Review

Data and Methodology

Analysis and Discussion


Session 4-2-C: Dissociating The Roles Of Delay And Probability Discounting In Gambling Behavior, Will Shead, Emad Talisman May 2013

Session 4-2-C: Dissociating The Roles Of Delay And Probability Discounting In Gambling Behavior, Will Shead, Emad Talisman

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Now or Later?

How would you like a gift?

Now vs. 1 week

Rewards now are worth more than later

- Delayed rewards are discounted


Session 4-2-A: Taking The Disorder Out Of Gambling Disorder, Denise F. Quirk, Colin M. Hodgen May 2013

Session 4-2-A: Taking The Disorder Out Of Gambling Disorder, Denise F. Quirk, Colin M. Hodgen

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DSM‐5 Gambling Disorder

A. Persistent and recurrent problematic gambling behavior leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as indicated by four (or more) of the following in a 12‐month period:

A. Persistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behavior as indicated by five (or more) of the following:


Session 4-1-A: Roman Addiction: The Changing Perception Of Problem Gaming In The Roman World, Suzanne B. Faris May 2013

Session 4-1-A: Roman Addiction: The Changing Perception Of Problem Gaming In The Roman World, Suzanne B. Faris

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Describes the perception of problem gambling in ancient Rome.


Session 4-1-C: Social Media Gambling Games: Impact On Young People, Sally Gainsbury, Jeffrey L. Derevensky May 2013

Session 4-1-C: Social Media Gambling Games: Impact On Young People, Sally Gainsbury, Jeffrey L. Derevensky

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Key concerns for youth

Normalisation & positive impressions of gambling

Misrepresenting the odds of winning

Encouraging transition to real money gambling

Development of problems


Session 4-1-A: The Problem Gambling Center, Robert Hunter May 2013

Session 4-1-A: The Problem Gambling Center, Robert Hunter

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Provides information and statistics on the Problem Gambling Center.


Session 4-1-B: A Public Choice Perspective On The Progression Of Casino Gaming, Miao He, Ricardo Chi Sen Siu May 2013

Session 4-1-B: A Public Choice Perspective On The Progression Of Casino Gaming, Miao He, Ricardo Chi Sen Siu

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Following the public choice literatures which explore the voting process to obtain an economic decision (Morton, 1991; Olson, 1965; Riker and Ordeshook, 1968; Stigler, 1974; etc.), a model is formulated in this paper to reveal the related forces which lead to the legalization/liberalization of casino gaming as a modern economic sector. It is shown that an individual’s decision to participate into a voting process or not is influenced by his/her anticipated benefit and cost. Then, the aggregate force of the beneficiary group and the anti-gaming group in standing for their own economic and emotional interests determines the ...


Session 4-1-C: Social Gaming: Problems, Policies And Predictions, Keith Whyte May 2013

Session 4-1-C: Social Gaming: Problems, Policies And Predictions, Keith Whyte

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Discusses key issues with social gaming.


Session 4-1-D: The Experience Of Lotto 6/49 And The Capacity To Trust: Elements For An Anthropology Of Gambling, Jocelyn Gadbois May 2013

Session 4-1-D: The Experience Of Lotto 6/49 And The Capacity To Trust: Elements For An Anthropology Of Gambling, Jocelyn Gadbois

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Anthropologists study Lotto 6/49 as an experience.

Lévy-Bruhl tries to compare the magical beliefs of serious gamblers with the magical beliefs of individuals he refers to as the ‘‘primitives’’ (1924).

After that, Henslin studied the superstitions of St.Louis taxi drivers who play craps during their work breaks and compared them to Skinner’s pigeon (1967).

I wanted in my thesis to help anthropology to reconstruct lost knowledge regarding gambling and beliefs about magic in capitalist society.


Session 3-4-A: Public Opinion And Problem Gambling, Don Feeney May 2013

Session 3-4-A: Public Opinion And Problem Gambling, Don Feeney

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What do we need to know?

How does the public perceive addiction?

Do they stigmatize addiction?

Do they recognize gambling addiction?

Do they understand the causes?

Do they understand the solutions?

Do they know where to go for help?

Do they know preventative factors?

What are they willing to do?

What messages are credible and appealing?


Session 3-3-D: Interactive Gambling In Australia, Sally Gainsbury, Nerilee Hing, Alex Russell, Alex Blaszczynski, Dan Lubman, Robert Wood May 2013

Session 3-3-D: Interactive Gambling In Australia, Sally Gainsbury, Nerilee Hing, Alex Russell, Alex Blaszczynski, Dan Lubman, Robert Wood

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Describes interactive gambling and gives its advantages and disadvantages.


Session 3-2-D: Managing A Research Collaborative: Challenges And Outcomes, Joachim Haeusler May 2013

Session 3-2-D: Managing A Research Collaborative: Challenges And Outcomes, Joachim Haeusler

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Collaborative with the Division on Addiction

The collaborative set off in 2005 and since then produced 18 peer reviewed publications, leading to a paradigm shift in online gambling research and which allowed us to establish an evidence-based consumer protection concept.

Goals:

  • Creating a scientific evidence base about actual online gambling behavior, relying on behavioral data
  • Continuously evaluating games and player protection measures and designing a consumer protection concept based on this evidence
  • Creating an early-detection model for the identification of customers at-risk of developing problems

Transparency:

  • Full access to de-identified gambling transaction data of large samples (up to 100,000 ...


Session 3-2-F: A Game-Theoretic Analysis Of Baccara Chemin De Fer, Stewart N. Ethier, Carlos Gamez May 2013

Session 3-2-F: A Game-Theoretic Analysis Of Baccara Chemin De Fer, Stewart N. Ethier, Carlos Gamez

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Baccara chemin de fer — review of main contributions

Baccara was first mentioned in print by Van Tenac in 1847.

It was analyzed by Dormoy in 1872 and Bertrand in 1889.

Borel called Bertrand’s study “extremely incomplete,” but it motivated Borel to develop game theory in the 1920s.

Von Neumann planned to study baccara after proving the minimax theorem in 1928, but he didn’t.

The first game-theoretic solution was by Kemeny and Snell in 1957.

In 1964, Foster gave a solution based on a new algorithm, unaware of the Kemeny–Snell solution.

A solution under more realistic assumptions was ...


Session 3-2-C: Mentor - The New Online Prevention Tool In Use And Its Preliminary Results, Doris Malischnig May 2013

Session 3-2-C: Mentor - The New Online Prevention Tool In Use And Its Preliminary Results, Doris Malischnig

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  • Responsible Gaming (RG) Standards Casinos Austria / Austrian Lotteries
  • MENTOR: Behavioral Feedback System
  • Outlook


Session 3-2-A: The Conceptual Framework Of Harmful Gambling, Max Abbott May 2013

Session 3-2-A: The Conceptual Framework Of Harmful Gambling, Max Abbott

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Project Overview

Purpose: develop a clear, comprehensive, internationally relevant conceptual framework of harmful gambling that addresses a broad set of factors related to population risk and resilience beyond the symptoms-based view that affects individuals

Previous models inform the work

As the project sponsor, OPGRC is collaborating with an expert panel to facilitate the development of a conceptual framework of harmful gambling that captures the broad set of factors related to harmful gambling

The framework is outlined in a publication, jointly authored by the expert panel members, and presented at the OPGRC website


Session 3-2-D: Predicting Gambling-Related Problems Among Internet Gamblers, Sarah E. Nelson May 2013

Session 3-2-D: Predicting Gambling-Related Problems Among Internet Gamblers, Sarah E. Nelson

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The Goal

Use actual gambling behavior to identify, with good reliability and validity, distinct groups of gamblers among those who have gambling-related problems

Utilize this/these algorithm(s) to set up an early warning system for players at risk of developing problems


Session 3-1-E: Modeling Change In The Profile Of The Atlantic City Visitor, Brian J. Tyrrell, Israel Posner Ph.D. May 2013

Session 3-1-E: Modeling Change In The Profile Of The Atlantic City Visitor, Brian J. Tyrrell, Israel Posner Ph.D.

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The Atlantic City casino market has faced increasing competition over the past decade, particularly since the introduction of Pennsylvania gaming in 2006. In response to this increased competition, the State of New Jersey, through legislation, created a public private partnership to both redevelop parts of the city and devote significant marketing dollars into shaping the image of the city. The private side of that partnership, the Atlantic City Alliance (ACA), found in their earliest consumer research that Atlantic City’s image as a gaming destination was well established, but that the city was less known for the retail, entertainment and ...


Session 3-1-C: A Qualitative Examination Of Online Gambling Culture Among College Students: Factors Influencing Participation, Maintenance And Cessation, Rina Gupta, Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Michael Wohl May 2013

Session 3-1-C: A Qualitative Examination Of Online Gambling Culture Among College Students: Factors Influencing Participation, Maintenance And Cessation, Rina Gupta, Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Michael Wohl

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Qualitative research: focus groups

Population: college students

Objective: achieve a better understanding of the factors attracting students to online gambling including the role played by social media sites.

More importantly, the issue of migration between the play-for-fun gambling social media sites and online gambling was of primary interest.


Session 3-1-E: Segmenting Slot Machine Players: A Factor-Cluster Analysis, Stowe Shoemaker, Dina Marie Zemke May 2013

Session 3-1-E: Segmenting Slot Machine Players: A Factor-Cluster Analysis, Stowe Shoemaker, Dina Marie Zemke

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Overall objectives of the study:

Understand the following aspects of slot players:

– Demographic profile

– Motivations to play

– Behavioral characteristics while playing

– Factors important in choosing a game to play

– Attitudes toward progressives

– Desire for themed games


Session 3-1-B: Casino Employee Crime: Equal Opportunity Threat, Teresa Dalton May 2013

Session 3-1-B: Casino Employee Crime: Equal Opportunity Threat, Teresa Dalton

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Patterns of Offending

Gender Crime Theories

HR Implications


Session 3-1-C: Gambling Behaviors Among American College Student-Athletes: Results From The 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association Study, Tom Paskus, Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Caroline Temcheff May 2013

Session 3-1-C: Gambling Behaviors Among American College Student-Athletes: Results From The 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association Study, Tom Paskus, Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Caroline Temcheff

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Why Is the NCAA Concerned about Student-Athlete Gambling?

Student-athlete well-being

Contest integrity


Session 3-1-E: Anatomy Of A Jackpot: Characteristics Of Purchasers Of Large Jackpot Lottery Tickets, Todd Maki, Don Feeney May 2013

Session 3-1-E: Anatomy Of A Jackpot: Characteristics Of Purchasers Of Large Jackpot Lottery Tickets, Todd Maki, Don Feeney

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Jackpot “Run” & Survey Design

Record breaking Powerball jackpot

Started at $40 million on Oct 6, 2012

Rolled 15 times to reach $550 million Nov 28, 2012

MN Sold $25.2 million worth of tickets

Sales from all lotteries totaled $1.3 billion

Internet Survey

1,000 Minnesota adults

In the field Dec 14 to 18

Took, on average, about 10 minutes to complete

Representative of the general population (age and gender)

Conducted by Ipsos


Session 2-4-G: Gambling Segmentation Studies A General Approach To Segmentation For Various Gambling Agencies, Paul Lauzon, Don Feeney May 2013

Session 2-4-G: Gambling Segmentation Studies A General Approach To Segmentation For Various Gambling Agencies, Paul Lauzon, Don Feeney

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What is Segmentation?

A segmentation groups a market or population into meaningful subgroups

Segment members share characteristics and market influences that cause them to have similar product and/or service needs

Each segment is unique from the other segments



Session 2-4-D: New Educational Tools For Gambling Machine Players, Nigel E. Turner May 2013

Session 2-4-D: New Educational Tools For Gambling Machine Players, Nigel E. Turner

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Purpose

This paper will discuss the development of a series of education tools designed to teach players about the nature of gambling machines.

Currently being evaluated.


Session 2-4-F: The Trials And Tribulations Of Canadian Sports Gambling, Garry Smith May 2013

Session 2-4-F: The Trials And Tribulations Of Canadian Sports Gambling, Garry Smith

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Preview

Historical context

Illegal sports gambling

Sports lotteries

The push for legal single event sports betting

Pros and Cons


Session 2-3-C: How Do Teenagers’ Differentiate Computer Gaming From Gambling, Margaret Carran, Julia Hornle, Mark Griffiths May 2013

Session 2-3-C: How Do Teenagers’ Differentiate Computer Gaming From Gambling, Margaret Carran, Julia Hornle, Mark Griffiths

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Aims of the study

Part I – qualitative focus groups to find out:

  • How some of London adolescents view gambling following the significant expansion of perceived opportunities to gamble in UK since 2007
  • What they think gambling is and whether it differs from what law considers gambling to be
  • What they think about the similarities and differences between computer games and monetary forms of gambling and in particular whether they recognise gambling types activities within computer games; and
  • What they know about law relating to gambling and how, if at all, it influences their behaviour.
  • To identify the main theme for ...


Session 2-3-C: Adolescent Slot Machines Players: Experiences, Motivation And Cognitive Distortions, Neven Ricijas Phd, Dora Dodig, Valentina Kranzelic, Aleksandra Huic May 2013

Session 2-3-C: Adolescent Slot Machines Players: Experiences, Motivation And Cognitive Distortions, Neven Ricijas Phd, Dora Dodig, Valentina Kranzelic, Aleksandra Huic

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Aims of this research

1. to explore how often high-schools students play slot machines

2. to explore how often adolescent slot machine players play other games of chance

3. to explore their main motivation and beliefs related with gambling

4. to explore their gambling experiences and behavioral patterns


Session 2-3-A: Considerations For Implementing Self-Assessment In Online Gambling Platforms, Michelle Nogueira, Sylvie Smith, Chris Perlman, Suzanne Rath May 2013

Session 2-3-A: Considerations For Implementing Self-Assessment In Online Gambling Platforms, Michelle Nogueira, Sylvie Smith, Chris Perlman, Suzanne Rath

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Research Goals

Review problem gambling self-assessment tools for use on an internet platform.

Explore how self-assessment tools may be promoted to increase uptake.


Session 2-3-G: Starving To Gamble: Hunger And Gambling-Related Craving Interact To Heighten Persistent Play Among Problem Gamblers, Travis K. Sztainert, Michael Wohl, Alfonso Abizaid May 2013

Session 2-3-G: Starving To Gamble: Hunger And Gambling-Related Craving Interact To Heighten Persistent Play Among Problem Gamblers, Travis K. Sztainert, Michael Wohl, Alfonso Abizaid

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Describes how hunger and gambling-related cravings relate to problem gambling.


Session 2-3-C: Sports Betting Of Adolescents In Croatia: From Favorable Environment To Psychosocial Consequences, Dora Dodig, Neven Ricijas Phd, Valentina Kranzelic, Aleksandra Huic May 2013

Session 2-3-C: Sports Betting Of Adolescents In Croatia: From Favorable Environment To Psychosocial Consequences, Dora Dodig, Neven Ricijas Phd, Valentina Kranzelic, Aleksandra Huic

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Social context

Expansion of places registered for gambling, especially sports betting

Croatian Law on Games of Chance (2009.)

  • Sports betting is illegal for minors (<18)
  • Minimum 200 meters from schools