New Edition Of The Wager Explores How The Number Of Games Played Can Affect Disordered Gambling

The WAGER(Worldwide Addiction Gambling Education Report) is a great resource for keeping up with new research on gambling and gambling disorders. This online science review is published by the Division on Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.The WAGERis one of a number of publications available through theBrief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS).

This month’s edition ofTheWAGERVol. 15(5)– explores data from a 2007 British Gambling Prevalence Survey suggesting thathow manydifferent games a gambler plays (gambling involvement) may be a better predictor of disordered gambling thanwhichgames are played. This concept contradicts the conventional wisdom that certain activities, like Internet gambling, are inherently more “addictive” than others. As always, we welcome thoughts and questions in the comments section below.

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