Panel Title

Session 3-2-B: The Meaning of Responsibility in Gambling

Location

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

9-6-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

9-6-2016 12:00 PM

Abstract

Consumers are now advised to “gamble responsibly” and to adopt a range of responsible gambling (RG) consumption strategies, such as setting time and expenditure limits, taking frequent breaks, and balancing gambling with other activities. However, it is unclear whether RG consumption strategies are aimed at non-problem and low-risk gamblers as a harm prevention strategy, higher-risk gamblers as a harm minimization strategy, or problem gamblers as a means to address their gambling problem. Indeed, conceptual developments in RG consumption are in their infancy and agreed definitions, principles, goals and behaviors are lacking.

This paper presents findings from an expert survey conducted to inform a study which is developing and validating behavioral indicators of RG. The presentation will summarise expert views in relation to defining RG consumption, its underlying principles, and the applicability of numerous RG behaviors to different gambler risk groups. Experts’ attitudes to RG consumption and its promotion are also discussed, along with the implications of the findings for policy and practice.

Financial support for this study was provided by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Streaming Media

Responsible Consumption of Gambling: Results from a Survey of Experts

Keywords

Responsible gambling consumption; experts; survey

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health

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Audio recording of session is attached as a downloadable MP3 audio file, 79.38 MB. This speaker’s presentation begins at 26:09.

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Jun 9th, 10:30 AM Jun 9th, 12:00 PM

Responsible Consumption of Gambling: Results from a Survey of Experts

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Consumers are now advised to “gamble responsibly” and to adopt a range of responsible gambling (RG) consumption strategies, such as setting time and expenditure limits, taking frequent breaks, and balancing gambling with other activities. However, it is unclear whether RG consumption strategies are aimed at non-problem and low-risk gamblers as a harm prevention strategy, higher-risk gamblers as a harm minimization strategy, or problem gamblers as a means to address their gambling problem. Indeed, conceptual developments in RG consumption are in their infancy and agreed definitions, principles, goals and behaviors are lacking.

This paper presents findings from an expert survey conducted to inform a study which is developing and validating behavioral indicators of RG. The presentation will summarise expert views in relation to defining RG consumption, its underlying principles, and the applicability of numerous RG behaviors to different gambler risk groups. Experts’ attitudes to RG consumption and its promotion are also discussed, along with the implications of the findings for policy and practice.

Financial support for this study was provided by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.