Small Grant: Luck Has Nothing to Do With It: Establishing Evidence to Inform Positive Play, Harm Minimization and Treatment Referral for Lottery Players in Indiana

Principal Investigator: Alex Price, PhD, Responsible Gaming Council

Awarded $30,000 in 2021

This program of research supports the development of evidence-informed strategies for promoting the responsible gambling principles of positive play, harm minimization, and treatment referral for lottery players in Indiana. Specifically, it will 1) conduct a rapid literature review on best and promising practices relevant to lottery; 2) develop and administer an online survey of lottery players in Indiana to capture key demographics, mental health concerns, gambling education and support preferences, gambling behaviours and risk factors, gambling motivations, and impressions of innovative methods for engagement; and 3) synthesize the findings from the literature review and survey analysis to identify key challenges and opportunities and discuss Hoosier Lottery’s current responsible gambling strategic approach.

This grant is supported by a contribution from the Hoosier Lottery.

Year: 2021
Type: Project Grants