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© 2012 for editorial matter and selection, Robert J. Williams, Robert T. Wood and Jonathan Parke. All rights reserved. The rapid expansion of Internet gambling over the last decade encouraged researchers to identify features of the online gambling environment that might promote the incidence of gambling problems among users of online gambling services (Wood and Williams, 2007; Griths, 2003; Griths and Parke, 2010). However, although surveys suggest that the use of Internet gambling services among individuals recruited in student or community health samples tends to be associated with relatively high rates of gambling and problems (Griths and Barnes, 2008; Ladd and Petry, 2002; Wood, Griths, and Parke, 2007), the extant evidence about problem gambling in users of Internet gambling services remains preliminary and fragmented.

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Book title

Routledge International Handbook of Internet Gambling

Publication Date



212 - 226