Playing Social Roulette


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This was an exploratory study using qualitative methods which examined the nature of problem gambling in the Irish context. The aims of the study were:

  • to profile the main characteristics and components of problem gambling;
  • to identify the trigger factors;
  • to document impacts of problem gambling on the individual and on their family and social network; and
  • to review initiatives by the individual or their family/friends to address problem gambling, including the use of treatment services.

 

Playing Social Roulette: The Impact of Gambling on Individuals and Society in Ireland

Last modified:11/03/2016