Hello and can you help a PhD student of Gambling?

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carjaw

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Great to finally be here!! But I need your help!! I need so much help!! My research is investigation the concept of responsible gambling in cyberspace. My first problem is - is it possible to have responsible gambling? And next is it possible to have responsible gamling on the Internet with all the issues of anonymity, accessiility and the aility to go from site to site? We all know aout responsile gambling features, such as slowing play, showing clocks and timers and real money balances and the provision by operators of regular financial statements - but do these responsible gambling features work? I have an online survey I desperately need gamblers to participate in - at www.effectiveresponsiblegamblingfeatures.blogspot.com - which will only take no more than 10 minutes of your time (and does not need registration or personal details) but perhaps if you have a comment you could let me know what your think about the concept of responsible gambling in cyberspace. Thank you - so much :thumbsup:
 

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Thank you

I like your comments and information about anonymity and internet gambling - but do operators do this checking when you register or is it only when it comes to paying out? :)
 

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I like your comments and information about anonymity and internet gambling - but do operators do this checking when you register or is it only when it comes to paying out? :)

As with any casino, online or off, no.

Think about it - say you walk into a Vegas casino and throw down $100,000 playing blackjack or any other game.....do you think they're going to ask you for financial records before you start playing?

What you're describing, in my view, is an invasion of privacy. If I want to gamble, that's my decision, and whether or not I can afford it is a moot point. If I ever ran into a casino that asked me for financial records, I can guarantee that they'd never see another penny from me again.
 

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I like your comments and information about anonymity and internet gambling - but do operators do this checking when you register or is it only when it comes to paying out? :)

Most online casinos of which I am familiar ask for verification documents (copy of driver's license, credit card, utility bill, etc.) before the first payout. Otherwise no verification is requested before paying or playing except a few that require documents before one's second deposit. Of course the rules change if a site suspects some type of fraudulent activity on the part of the player.

Searching this forum you will find some threads concerning verification documents. You may also want to request that Casinomeister give you access to other parts of the forum that may contain additional threads along this line.
 

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So in your opinion - is it responsible to check out verification only at the end ? do operators have a social responsibility towards its stakeholders? what about people who are experiencing real problems with their gambling? do you think responsible gamlbing features like slowing play and or providing financial records is the right way to go? or would you just say ... something else! help me out here!!!:confused:
 

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Are responsible gambling features effective?

Do responsible gambling features work online? Will slowing play, showing timers and real money balances help players experiencing problems with their gambling? I am researching a PhD looking at responsible gambling measures in cyberspace and have a survey available at www.effectiveresponsiblegamblingfeatures.blogspot.com - I would love your comments, thoughts and attitudes about responsible gambling - do operators have a duty to be socially responsible to all its stakeholders especially gamblers?:)
 

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Do responsible gambling features work online? Will slowing play, showing timers and real money balances help players experiencing problems with their gambling? I am researching a PhD looking at responsible gambling measures in cyberspace and have a survey available at www.effectiveresponsiblegamblingfeatures.blogspot.com - I would love your comments, thoughts and attitudes about responsible gambling - do operators have a duty to be socially responsible to all its stakeholders especially gamblers?:):)

How many times are you going to post the same thing?

we are not stupid here

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How many times are you going to post the same thing?
we are not stupid here
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oops my bad:rolleyes:

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So in your opinion - is it responsible to check out verification only at the end?

Responsible gaming applies to the player IMO. What due diligence is required of a liquor store owner?

Do operators have a social responsibility towards its stakeholders?

For owners/stakeholders to answer, I guess.

What about people who are experiencing real problems with their gambling?

Supra.

Do you think responsible gamlbing features like slowing play and or providing financial records is the right way to go? or would you just say ... something else! help me out here!!!:confused:

The way to go for what? Define the object and the objective.
 

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I dont think anyone is stupid - I am just trying to dig as deep as I can for my research - the imput of academics and counsellors is one thing - the imput of gamblers is very probably more important. If anybody is stupid - then I probably come closest to that mark :)
 

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Ok, now that I've spent the past 10 minutes cleaning up YOUR F*%#$#G MESS ... hi! Welcome to Casinomeister. Please don't do that again. Thank you. Good luck with the research. :thumbsup:
 

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Do responsible gambling features work online? Will slowing play, showing timers and real money balances help players experiencing problems with their gambling? I am researching a PhD looking at responsible gambling measures in cyberspace and have a survey available at www.effectiveresponsiblegamblingfeatures.blogspot.com - I would love your comments, thoughts and attitudes about responsible gambling - do operators have a duty to be socially responsible to all its stakeholders especially gamblers?:)

Lookie here dude, your survey is already flawed by the time I get to the 7th question on your list!! After I answer question #6 the way I did, then how am I supposed to answer question #7 based on the way you have asked the question in #6 ??
 
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Maybe if you had asked question #7 as:

How long do you gamble online each time you do gamble online?

....then it would work for #7
 

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Oh dear ! I've made so many mistakes in such a short space of time ! I did a typo and wrote imput instead of input - i've required a moderator to cleanup my mess - i've been accused of thinking people on this site are stupid - and worst of all after spending much time with a Director of Studies made a hash of my survey on question numbers 6 and 7 !! I hope everyone on this thread will forigve me of my mistakes and instead help me out with my research. I will be pleased to give you all a sneak preview of the results of my survey and I will post a copy of the whole PhD - when my motivation returns and I continue with the writing of it !!!!

I must be mad but I ask again for any opinions on responsible online gambling? Is there a difference between being responsible online to being responsible in land-based venues? If someone is having a problem with their online habit - how can they best be helped? Self-exclusion? Spending limits? Time limits?

For some people gambling can become a problem - a big problem - what can the gambling industry do about it? Should a regulator come in? Should government get in on the act?

All comments are very welcome. Sorry for my mistakes :)
 

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I think Robwin's comment about your survey was intended to be constructive - just as your use of the word "guru" was simply being playful. :thumbsup:

I must be mad but I ask again for any opinions on responsible online gambling? Is there a difference between being responsible online to being responsible in land-based venues? If someone is having a problem with their online habit - how can they best be helped? Self-exclusion? Spending limits? Time limits?

The more germaine questions to ask may be:

Should the government treat gambling like liquor or illegal drugs?

Does 'drinking limits' work for alcoholics?
 

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I have made comparisons within and amongst the sin industries as some eg McDonald, 2007 would call the industries of sex, alcohol, tobacco and gambling not even education about the evils of drugs stops people from becoming addicted to drugs - but the aim of my 3 long long long years of research is to find things that work for internet gambling should a player experience problems - of course problems are across the spectrum and range from the mild to severe - very little research has been conducted on online gambling in the academic world - and my aim is to find out as much as i can from any and all interested parties - and then i have to write up 100,000 words but at least i am half way through. maye my conclusion will be the internet is not governable - maye my conclusion will be caveat emptor buer/consumer/player eware - but i am just making the effort to do what i can to find any answers :)
 

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caveat emptor - should have een typed buyer or consumer or gambler beware - just a typo with the laptop on my knees :)
 
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