Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Roman Ballroom

Start Date

29-5-2013 10:00 AM

End Date

29-5-2013 10:30 AM

Abstract

While many governments are considering the option of legalizing online gambling, mental health professionals and public health advocates worry that it will increase the number of problem gamblers. Results of the survey show that 3% of the sample, composed of 1009 Internet users, intended to gamble real money on the new online legal site, 6% would gamble without money, and 5% would visit the new site without gambling. Nearly 45% of those who intended to visit the legal gambling site were Internet non-gamblers in the last year. Half of online gamblers intended to gamble on the new legal site. Also, 5% of the non-gamblers intended to visit the legal site. Further, the survey revealed that 22% of the sample were in agreement with the decision to legalize online gambling in the province while 60% were against it.

Disciplines

Gaming and Casino Operations Management | International Business | Mental and Social Health | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Sociology | Statistics and Probability | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Comments

File: Poster

 
May 29th, 10:00 AM May 29th, 10:30 AM

Mid-morning Break and Poster Sessions: Survey of Internet user’s intentions about gambling on a legal online site

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Roman Ballroom

While many governments are considering the option of legalizing online gambling, mental health professionals and public health advocates worry that it will increase the number of problem gamblers. Results of the survey show that 3% of the sample, composed of 1009 Internet users, intended to gamble real money on the new online legal site, 6% would gamble without money, and 5% would visit the new site without gambling. Nearly 45% of those who intended to visit the legal gambling site were Internet non-gamblers in the last year. Half of online gamblers intended to gamble on the new legal site. Also, 5% of the non-gamblers intended to visit the legal site. Further, the survey revealed that 22% of the sample were in agreement with the decision to legalize online gambling in the province while 60% were against it.