- reflect for all readers the state of knowledge of the factors influencing harmful gambling;
- assist researchers, treatment providers, policy makers, and regulators to better understand the complex dynamics of harmful gambling and facilitate informed decision making; and
- identify areas where research is most needed in order to guide strategic research programs.
The factors in the Conceptual Framework pertain to the gambling environment, exposure, forms of gambling, and problem gambling prevention and intervention.The factors span across the cultural, social, psychological and biological domains.
The first edition of the Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling was published in 2013. A revised and enlarged edition is now available. The Conceptual Framework is authored by an international group of experts and sponsored by the Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO).
The Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling is published as a PDF-file and in interactive form on the GREO website, with links to hundreds of synopses of research literature.
Citation: Abbott, Max, Per Binde, Luke Clark, David Hodgins, David Korn, Alexius Pereira, Lena Quilty, Anna Thomas, Rachel Volberg, Douglas Walker & Robert Williams. 2015. Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling: An International Collaboration (Revised Edition). Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO).