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  The psychology of lottery gambling
Title: The psychology of lottery gambling
Author: Griffiths, Mark
Wood, Richard
Appeared in: International gambling studies
Paging: Volume 1 (2001) nr. 1 pages 27-45
Year: 2001-09
Contents: This paper examines the major factors in the psychology of lottery gambling (including instant scratchcard lotteries and video lottery terminals) and argues that success is due to a number of simple and inter-related factors. Part of the popularity of lotteries is that they offer a low cost chance of winning a very large jackpot prize, i.e. without the huge jackpot very few people would play. However, there are other important maintenance factors including: (i) successful advertising and television coverage; (ii) a general ignorance of probability theory; (iii) entrapment; (iv) manufacturing credibility; and (v) use of heuristics (e.g. illusion of control, flexible attributions, hindsight bias, availability bias, representativeness bias). The paper also argues that some types of lottery game (i.e. instant scratchcards and video lottery terminals) can stimulate excessive and problematic Play.
Publisher: Routledge
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

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