Ground-breaking research distinguishes problem and non-problem play on gaming machines

The Responsible Gambling Trust has today published world-leading and independently conducted research into gaming machines in licensed betting offices that shows it is possible to distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour.

Press statement - download here

A view from the Machines Research Oversight Panel (MROP) - download here

Single page summaries of the research reports below - download here

The full suite of reports is as follows (please click on each report to download separately):

Report 1: Theoretical markers of harm for machine play in a bookmaker's. A rapid scoping review. Authors: Heather Wardle, Jonathan Parke and David Excell

Report 2: Identifying problem gambling - findings from a survey of loyalty card customers. Authors: Heather Wardle, David Excell, Eleanor Ireland, Nevena Ilic and Stephen Sharman

Report 3: Predicting problem gamblers: analysis of industry data. Authors: David Excell, Georgiy Bobashev, Heather Wardle, Daniel Gonzalez-Ordonez, Tom Whitehead, Robert J. Morris, Paul Ruddle

Patterns of play: analysis of data from machines in bookmakers. Authors: Heather Wardle, Eleanor Ireland, Stephen Sharman, David Excell and Daniel Gonzalez-Ordonez

The role of stake size in loss of control in within-session gambling. Authors: Adrian Parke, Andrew Harris, Jonathan Parke and Paul Goddard

Understanding of Return to Player messages: Findings from user testing. Authors: Debbie Collins, Sophie Green, Jo d'Ardenne , Heather Wardle & Shauna-Kaye

Changes in machine gambling behaviour. Headline findings from a follow-up study of participants to the Health Survey for England 2012, Scottish Health Survey 2012 and the British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010. Authors: Heather Wardle & Dan Philo

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