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



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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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).