Problem Gambling in Europe: Challenges, Prevention, and by Christophe Druine (auth.), Mark Griffiths, Tobias Hayer,

By Christophe Druine (auth.), Mark Griffiths, Tobias Hayer, Gerhard Meyer (eds.)

Problem playing in Europe

Challenges, Prevention, and Interventions

Edited via Gerhard Meyer, college of Bremen, Germany

Tobias Hayer, college of Bremen, Germany

Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent collage, uk

As a relaxation job, playing dates again to precedent days. extra lately, the surge in avenues for gambling—casinos, activities making a bet, lotteries, and distant media (e.g.,Internet, cellphone, interactive tv) between them—finds becoming numbers of individuals wasting regulate over their playing behaviour, often at nice own and fiscal cost. Problem playing in Europe is the 1st booklet to supply a powerful foreign wisdom base compiled by way of an interdisciplinary panel of researchers in playing behaviour.

Reports from 21 nations all through Western, jap, Northern, and Southern Europe display extensive diversifications in forms of wagering actions, participation through populations, social and felony effects regarding pathological playing, the level to which governments recognize the matter, and efforts to regulate it (often with the involvement of the gaming industries). for every kingdom, famous specialists discuss:

  • Current laws regulating gambling.
  • Forms of playing and their addictive potential.
  • Participation premiums and demographics.
  • Prevalence of pathological gambling.
  • National rules to deal with challenge gambling.
  • Prevention thoughts and remedy methods.

Problem playing in Europe brings perception and readability to a common and intricate phenomenon, and may be of substantial curiosity to all events operating to minimize their unwanted effects: social technological know-how researchers in addictions, playing behaviour, and public health and wellbeing; medical, social, and future health psychologists and psychiatrists; remedy practitioners; the gaming undefined; regulators; and coverage makers.

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The whole idea is to help participants reduce and/or stop their gambling behaviours by providing educational training. This is done through motivational and behaviour–therapeutic interventions. In 1998, a counselling service for pathological gamblers was set up within the psychiatric division of the university hospital of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. It was named “La Clinique du Jeu Pathologique Dostoievski”. It offers both ambulant and treatment to persons who are hospitalised. The treatment is a mix of motivational, behaviour–therapeutic, cognitive, psychoanalytical, and family–therapeutic insights.

5 these quizzes, and on cases of an unfair course of the game. Since January 2007, TV quizzes must meet a number of statutory criteria. The operators are obliged to adequately inform the viewers about the rules of the game and to protect the contestants. This includes a ban on the participation of minors (younger than 18 years old), an obligation to provide information about the risks associated with excessive gambling behaviour, and an obligation to inform callers when they have lost more than €50.

Advertising for other forms of gambling is far less common. Only casinos and gaming arcades are currently allowed to advertise. However, an ethical code to regulate advertising for these gambling products does not yet exist. It is forbidden to offer inducements to gambling such as free tokens or coupons. Free travel, drinks, or meals (up to €50 per week and per person) are only allowed in casinos. Both regulations aimed at curtailing the availability of gambling products and venues and regulations in terms of age restrictions are potential measures to prevent people from exposure to gambling products and to protect them from developing gambling problems.

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