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Issue 23 (June 2009)


An evaluation of two United Kingdom online support forums designed
to help people with gambling issues
--Richard T.A. Wood & Sabrina A. Wood

Electronic gambling machines: Influence of a clock, a cash display,
and a precommitment on gambling time
--Robert Ladouceur & Serge Sévigny

Gamblers Anonymous and the 12 Steps: How an informal society has altered
a recovery process in accordance with the special needs of problem gamblers
--Peter Ferentzy, Wayne Skinner & Paul Antze

Gambling as a public health issue: The critical role of the local environment
--David Marshall

PAR Sheets, probabilities, and slot machine play: Implications
for problem and non-problem gambling
--Kevin A. Harrigan & Mike Dixon

Gambling and organized crime — A review of the literature
--Peter Ferentzy & Nigel Turner

Should gambling be included in public health surveillance systems?
--Blase Gambino


Problem Gambling in Europe: Challenges, Prevention, and Interventions
--Reviewed by Peter Collins

Overcoming Pathological Gambling: Therapist Guide and
Overcoming Your Pathological Gambling: Workbook
--Reviewed by: Timothy Fong

Neuroeconomics: A Guide to the New Science of Making Choices
--Reviewed by Ari Kalechstein

Betting Their Lives: The Close Relations of Problem Gamblers
--Reviewed by Henry R. Lesieur

Mike Matusow: Check-Raising the Devil
--Reviewed by N. Will Shead

Research and Measurement Issues in Gambling Studies
--Reviewed by Nigel E. Turner


Rowdy Yates
Senior Research Fellow
Scottish Addiction Studies
Dept. of Applied Social Science
University of Stirling

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