Italian adult gambling behavior: At risk and problem gambler profiles

Cesare Cavalera, Luca Bastiani, Pamela Gusmeroli, Adelmo Fiocchi, Francesco Pagnini, Enrico Molinari, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Sabrina Molinaro

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The present study examined adult gambling behaviours from a local perspective in order to assess the adult at risk and problem gambler’s profile stratified by genre and by different forms of game. 4773 Italian adults from 18 to 94 years old were administered a survey to assess socio-cultural information related to gambling behaviour and the SOGS to evaluate gambling behaviour severity. Logistic regression evidenced that both at risk and problem gamblers are associated with male gender, players that use to play to more than one game, gambling with strategy-based games. People with a gambler father or both parents who used to gamble were significantly more associated with problem gambling behaviour than participants with non-gambler parents. These results present adult profiles of at risk and problem providing a more clear understanding about the relationships between gambling behavior severity and type of gambling.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Gambling Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018


  • Adults
  • Problem-gambling
  • Sogs
  • Type of gambling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)


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