Loot boxes and problem gambling: Investigating the “gateway hypothesis”

Stuart Gordon Spicer*, Chris Fullwood, James Close, Laura Louise Nicklin, Joanne Lloyd, Helen Lloyd

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    24 Citations (SciVal)
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number107327
    JournalAddictive Behaviors
    Volume131
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - Aug 2022

    Funding

    This project was funded by the charity GambleAware, with additional funding from the University of Plymouth School of Psychology. S. G. Spicer was additionally supported by the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the funder/supporter organisations.

    FundersFunder number
    National Institute for Health Research
    Plymouth University

      Keywords

      • Gateway hypothesis
      • Impulsivity
      • Loot boxes
      • Problem gambling
      • Problem video gaming
      • Video games

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