Good cheer!!! Dr Amanda Roberts (of the the FCRG) has just had two papers accepted for publication

The first reports the results of six focus-groups conducted with 40 gamblers to uncover the aspects of Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) that they found most attractive. Results revealed that two broad groups of characteristics emerged from the data; one linked to winning and the other with betting. For more info, follow the link below.


The second reports the results of a study examining gambling and violence in a sample of 3025 adults males from the UK. It was found that, after adjusting for alcohol and drug dependence, comorbid mental disorder and impulsivity, problem gambling was shown to be predictive of various measures of violent behaviour. For more, follow the link below.