According to recent research, participation in multiple forms of gambling is a more important factor, and participation in specific forms of gambling is more nor less irrelevant. In this study, we will search data from a Swedish population study to better understand the relationships between PG, gambling types, and gambling involvement. We will explain the seemingly contradictory findings of previous studies and provide a comprehensive picture of how these factors interact in the Swedish context.
Gambling Forms and PG
Given the theoretical foundations outlined above, it is not surprising that some forms of wagering are more nearly associated with PG than others. Population studies have consistently found higher PG rates among those who regularly engage in certain forms of gambling. Numerous studies from various countries have found that some forms of gambling, particularly EGMs and online gambling, are especially problematic among help seekers and in samples made up entirely of problem gamblers.
Participation in Gambling (versatility) and PG
While the link between specific forms of gambling and PG is quite well developed, there has lately been enhanced focus on participation in numerous forms of gambling. Statistical studies of population – based studies and other large volumes of data have shown that a high level of gambling participation is significantly associated with PG.