The goal of this study was to examine the connection between gambling problems (PG) and participation in various forms of gambling in order to better understand the connections among PG, betting participation, and gambling severity. The study tested some hypotheses: that some types of gambling are far more strongly linked with PG than the others; that high gambling participation is affiliated with PG; that gambling commitment is positively associated with betting intensity; and that the connection between betting involvement and PG is impacted by the types of gambling in which people take part.
Many countries recognize problem gambling (PG) as a public health issue that must be addressed through gambling market regulation and preventive initiatives. When developing such regulations and initiatives, it is critical to consider whether other forms of gambling are much more dangerous and unsafe than the others; if so, initiatives and regulations should concentrate on these aspects. As we will see in the literature review, recent research findings appear to provide contradictory answers to this question.
Differences Between Gambling Types
Advertising wagering is not a centralized action, but rather has various forms. Although no globally acknowledged categorization exists, commonly recognized gambling forms include sports and horse betting, lotteries, bingo, card games, EGMs, and chance-based casino table games such as roulette and craps. These types of gambling could be found in ‘brick and mortar‘ establishments or on the Internet, and there is a wide range of hybrids and variant.