Journal article

Gambling-related harms attributable to lotteries products

Leon Booth, Samantha Thomas, Rob Moodie, Anna Peeters, Victoria White, Hannah Pierce, Annie S Anderson, Simone Pettigrew

Addictive Behaviors | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


Lotteries products (lottery tickets and scratch tickets) are the most popular forms of gambling worldwide, however little research has investigated whether these products are associated with gambling-related harm. The limited available research suggests these products are linked to problematic gambling behaviors and a range of resulting negative outcomes, with certain sub-groups appearing to be more vulnerable to experiencing harms. The present study examined risk of gambling-related harm (measured by the Problem Gambling Severity Index) from lotteries products use in an Australian sample of lotteries-only gamblers (n = 540). Additionally, the study investigated whether risk varied according..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Professor Thomas receives funding from the Australian Research Council, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, and the New South Wales Office for Responsible Gambling for gambling research. The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is funded via hypothecated taxes from gambling. In the last three years she has received conference travel funding from the Living Room, Cardiff and the European Union. She has received consultancy funding from Whittlesea Council, Australia. She is a member of the Responsible Gambling Advisory Committee Lotteries WA. The remaining authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.