Exploring Social Gambling: Scoping, Classification and Evidence Review

Jonathan Parke, Heather Wardle, Jane Rigbye, Adrian Parke

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportpeer-review


• The Gambling Commission in Great Britain has commissioned this report to provide an overview of what we currently know about ‘social gambling’, and widen the discussion of potential implications for risk, harm and responsible play in relation to gaming and gambling behaviour.
• The aim of this report is to speculate on the level of concern we might have regarding consumer risk in relation to ‘social gambling.’ In doing so, this report is intended to help form the basis to initiate debate around a new and under-researched social issue; assist in setting a scientific research agenda; and, where appropriate, highlight concerns about any potential areas that need to be considered in terms of precautionary regulation. This report does not present a set of empirical research findings regarding ‘social gambling’ but rather gathers information to improve stakeholder understanding.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Gambling Lab Limited
Commissioning bodyGambling Commission
Number of pages99
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2012


  • Social gambling
  • Gambling
  • Review


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