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Title: Take action research
Authors: Responsible Gaming Foundation
European Commission. Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.
Keywords: Gambling -- Malta -- History
Gambling -- Malta -- Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: European Commission. Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.
Citation: Responsible Gaming Foundation & European Commission. Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy. (2020). Take action research. European Commission. Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.
Abstract: The youth population tends to play games just for fun more than any of the other sample populations. The main reason for engaging in such games is for leisure and they usually do so for less than an hour per week. The most popular sector for the previous year is the National Lottery games for Nationwide and Youth samples, while for the Self barred sample; Casino is the most popular sector. The next popular sectors are Tombola, Remote Gaming and National Lottery Games for the Nationwide, Youths and Self-Barred samples respectively. Nationwide and Youth sample majorities spent less than 10 euro per month on gambling. This contrasts with the Self-barred individuals who have spent mainly between either 21 or 50 euro per month or between 151 and 500 euro per month. For married respondents, the whole youth sample spent less than 5% while for nationwide respondents, around 6% spent between 5% and 50% of their yearly income wage on gambling. This contrasts with the Non-Married respondents where around 7% of the Youth sample spend between 5% and 50% of their yearly income while for Nationwide respondents, 11% spend between 5% and 15%. The ranges for Self-barred individuals are much higher than this. In fact their largest bandwidth of yearly wage spent is between 100% and 150% for Married and Non-married respondents respectively. In all the samples, there was a significant percentage of respondents who started gambling at an illegal age. In fact, the majority of the self-barred sample started at an illegal age while for the other two samples, the majority of individuals started gambling between the ages of 19 and 24 years. Engaging in such games induces an adrenaline rush, but may also cause anxiety. In fact, 61% of the self-barred respondents feel anxious whilst playing games for money followed by 22% of youths and 19% for the nationwide sample. For all three samples the absolute majorities agree that individuals gamble as a force of habit and that gambling in Malta is a huge problem. Moreover, the majorities of all three samples do not have relatives who gamble.
Description: European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020. Operational Programme I
Responsible Gaming Foundation
EU Funds for Malta 2014-2020
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/75088
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