In the 1960s and 1970s, many European countries legalized several forms of gambling, especially slot machines, lotteries, casinos and bingo, in order to control illegal gambling and to obtain tax revenues for government.
In this paper, we examine the status of research on problem and pathological gambling in three European countries : Germany, Holland and Spain.
The results of the studies as well as the relationship between these studies and the expanding gaming industries, attitudes toward gambling in the general population, and the regulation and control of gaming in each country are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Jeu hasard, Trouble contrôle impulsion, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Allemagne, Europe, Pays Bas, Espagne, Etude comparative, Législation, Adulte, Homme, Jeu pathologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gambling game, Impulse control disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Germany, Europe, Netherlands, Spain, Comparative study, Legislation, Adult, Human
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Cote : 96-0308864
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 10/04/1997.