Gambling and Drinking Patterns among Casino Employees

Drs. Howard Shaffer and Matt Hall’s research examined gambling and drinking behaviors among casino employees. They found that some employees with gambling and drinking problems showed the capacity to reduce these problematic behaviors over time. This challenges the conventional belief that gambling problems always progress to the most disordered state.

Shaffer, H.J. & Hall, M.N. (2002). The natural history of gambling and drinking problems among casino employees. The Journal of Social Psychology, 142, 405-424.

Type: Research Milestones