Citizens’ Perceptions of Gambling Regulation Systems: A New Meaning-Based Approach

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


The study fills a gap in gambling research by inquiring into the ways in which people make sense of their country’s gambling policy as a comprehensive logic with interrelated facets. 19 focus group interviews were conducted with 88 persons in Helsinki, Finland. The interview protocol involved discussion stimuli and tasks. The study participants expressed the view that the public image and function of gambling provision involves a great deal of contradictory elements. Even though the existing monopoly system gained approval in terms of yielding funding to good causes, the interviewees were still critical towards how the monopoly system worked when it comes to advertising, availability and costumer loyalty programs. A core dilemma identified was whether the system aims to prevent gambling-related problems or whether it is, in fact, promoting
gambling consumption. If skilfully executed, the study method can be fruitful for discerning core logical inconsistencies also in other countries’ gambling regulation systems.
LehtiJournal of Gambling Issues
NumeroJanuary 2020
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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