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The Risks of Online Gambling for Younger Males: Insights from Czech National Surveys
The Risks of Online Gambling for Younger Males: Insights from Czech National Surveys

Author(s): Šárka Licehammerová, Anastasia Ejova, Pavla Chomynová, Zuzana Tion Leštinová, Viktor Mravčík
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Media studies, Behaviorism, Evaluation research, Substance abuse and addiction, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: online gambling; pathological gambling; gender; risk-taking; dissociation;
Summary/Abstract: Compared to offline gambling forms, online gambling has been hypothesized to lead to a height ened risk of developing gambling pathology. Suggestions about who the risks apply to have varied. In light of the finding that online gambling and the associated financial difficulties are reported mostly by younger males, some hypotheses identify younger males as an at-risk group. An alternative possibility is that younger males simply display a trend that will emerge population-wide as online gambling proliferates. In this chapter, hypotheses about the population-wide and young-male-specific risks of online gambling are assessed using data from three nation wide Czech surveys.

  • Page Range: 128-147
  • Page Count: 20
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English