New GamCare Research Seeks to Better Understand Behaviors of Online Gamblers

New research has been undertaken in a collaborative effort by GamCare and LAB, City University, and Ignition House, in a bid to better understand the behavior of online gamblers. The idea behind it is to be able to identify potential signs of vulnerability for those people participating in gambling online.

Within the research project, there are two phases, with the first being a small qualitative study. In that, around 20 participants who have been active at online gambling sites in the last six months. The second part of it will be a much larger study, featuring more participants.

Through this research, the organizations involved in such are looking to make the online gambling world a safer place. This will see knowledge and interventions built up, which will result in moving gamblers away from harm and into an area of protection relating to digital gambling environments. This research will doubtless be critical and extremely valuable, resulting in a positive impact on the gambling community in general.

Now, participants are being sought out by the research team for the first phase of the study. Interested parties should register their interest in taking part before Christmas, with interviews for such taking place early on in 2021.

As part of the first phase, a one-to-one interview will occur over the phone or via video call, and this is expected to last for one hour. In this interview, questions will be asked, with the answers providing information to the team so that their understanding of online gambling behavior will increase. Nothing will be deemed as a right or wrong answer during the interview, with the purpose being to learn from each individual’s experiences and behaviors.

Should you have gambled online within the past six months and you’re happy to share your experience of such, the research team could be interested in you. A £40 Amazon gift voucher is being provided to all participants who engage in the one-hour interview.

To register your interest, you can email [email protected] or dial 020 8293 9462.

For more information, visit GamCare’s official website.

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