Gambling, a review of the literature and its implications for policy and research : a Home Office research unit report

Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
The need for better information about gambling, both for the purpose of formulating policy and as a preliminary to examining future research requirements, suggested that a review of the research literature should be undertaken. The review has concentrated upon three main areas of enquiry: i. an examination of the economic and social significance of gambling and of the evidence concerning the existence, nature and extent of any adverse consequences; ii. a review of research to discover which factors determine, (a) the initial decision to gamble, and (b) continuous gambling behaviour; iii. a discussion of the implications of the research findings and other information reviewed, for the regulation of gambling, for the formulation of policy, and for future research requirements.
Gambling--Britain., Gambling--Social issues., Gambling--Betting., Gaming--Britain.