The Harmful Effects of Visual Disruptions and their Role in Addictive Online Gambling Behaviour

Luca, Ruxandra (2019) The Harmful Effects of Visual Disruptions and their Role in Addictive Online Gambling Behaviour. Technical Report. House of Lords, UK Parliament, London, UK.

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Abstract

Submission Summary:

An overview of gambling behaviour is presented, followed by what is known on the topic, and what research has been conducted to shed additional light in the area of online gambling, behaviour, and visual disruptions.

This submission is addressing two of the licensing objectives of the Gambling Act 2005: b) “ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way,” and c) “protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling”.

This submission demonstrates that the timing, location, and colour of online adverts, and the way they are presented online, biases where attention is allocated on a webpage and which products are selected.

In line with the “Consideration of Application: General Principles” section of the Gambling Act 2005, Principle component 70, point 3b) is “making assistance available to persons who are or may be affected by problems related to gambling,” a series of interventions are proposed in this submission.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Written evidence submmitted to: The Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry
Keywords: Attention Online Gambling Act Adverts
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0180 Experimental psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0311 Consciousness. Cognition
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
H Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Ruxandra Luca
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 10:01
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 09:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88020

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