Journal article

How do online sports gambling disorder patients compare with land-based patients?

Ana Estevez, Raquel Rodriguez, Noelia Diaz, Roser Granero, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Trevor Steward, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Neus Aymami, Monica Gomez-Pena, Amparo del Pino-Gutierrez, Marta Bano, Laura Moragas, Nuria Mallorqui-Bague, Hibai Lopez-Gonzalez, Paula Jauregui, Jaione Onaindia, Virginia Martin-Romera, Jose M Menchon, Susana Jimenez-Murcia

JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL ADDICTIONS | AKADEMIAI KIADO RT | Published : 2017

Abstract

Background and aims Recent technological developments have brought about notable changes in the way people gamble. The widespread use of mobile Internet devices and gambling websites has led to a significant leap in the number of people who recreationally gamble. However, for some, gambling can turn into a psychiatric disorder resembling substance addiction. At present, there is a shortage of studies examining differences between adults with gambling disorder (GD) who exclusively make sports bets online, GD patients that are non-sports Internet gamblers, and offline gamblers. Therefore, this study was undertaken to determine the differences between these three groups, considering sociodemogr..

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Awarded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III


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Awarded by Basque government


Funding Acknowledgements

This manuscript and research were supported by grants from Instituto de Salud Carlos III (PI14/00290, CIBERObn, CIBERsam, and Fondos FEDER) and Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (PSI2015-68701-R). Both CIBERObn and CIBERSAM are an initiative of ISCIII. GM-B is supported by a predoctoral grant of AGAUR (2016FI_B 00568). HL-G is funded by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Basque government (POS_2015_1_0062).