A study carried out by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics has examined how the different gratifications sought from mobile gambling explain problematic versus non-problematic patterns in highly involved gamblers. Lead author of the study, Whitaker Institute member Dr Eoin Whelan, of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster (LERO), spoke to Irish Tech News, Irish Examiner, and Newstalk about the findings. The study was also discussed on Lunchtime Live with Andrea Gilligan, Thur 25 Feb (@ 30.56).
The study is available to read here: Whelan E, Laato S, Islam AKMN, Billieux J (2021) A casino in my pocket: Gratifications associated with obsessive and harmonious passion for mobile gambling. PLoS ONE 16(2): e0246432. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246432