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Evaluation of the Pathological Potential of Gambling Products


  • Franz W. Peren

    (Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University)

  • Reiner Clement

    (Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University)


In discussions of gambling addiction to specific games, the market size and the proceeds generated by the game are usually disregarded. Inclusion of these parameters results in a relativization of the picture of gambling addiction. A fundamental principle for such an analysis is the separation between absolute numbers and ratios, which is a common procedure in economic contexts.

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  • Franz W. Peren & Reiner Clement, 2011. "Evaluation of the Pathological Potential of Gambling Products," Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, University of Buckingham Press, vol. 5(3), pages 43-54, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:buc:jgbeco:v:5:y:2011:i:3:p:43-54

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    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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