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dc.contributor.authorMoodie, Crawforden_UK
dc.contributor.authorReith, Gerdaen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe 2005 Gambling Act in Britain requires all gambling operators to satisfy responsibility codes as a condition of licence, such as signage on electronic machines, and in the venues in which they are located, encouraging responsible gambling and signposting help available. This observational study found that eighteen months prior to the implementation of the Act, only 4.1% of the 1,351 electronic machines located in Glasgow City Centre displayed signs promoting responsible gambling and signposting the national Gamcare helpline. One month after the introduction of the Act, which stipulated that all machines must display such signage, this was only evident on 65% of machines. Other responsible gambling signage (posters, signs, leaflets, brochures) was not highly visible in either phase. These findings highlight two important points; first, most sectors of the gambling industry are not embracing the new social responsibility codes (or indeed even adhering to them); and, second, if licensing conditions are not made explicit, as is the case in Britain, the gambling industry can dictate what is meant by ‘responsible’ and so define what measures are sufficient to meet this criteria.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_UK
dc.relationMoodie C & Reith G (2009) Responsible gambling signage on electronic gaming machines, before and after the implementation of the United Kingdom Gambling Act: An observational study. International Gambling Studies, 9 (1), pp. 5-17.
dc.rightsPublished in International Gambling Studies by Taylor & Francis.; This is an electronic version of an article published in International Gambling Studies, Volume 9, Issue 1 April 2009, pp. 5 - 17. International Gambling Studies is available online at:
dc.subjectResponsible gamblingen_UK
dc.subjectGambling acten_UK
dc.subjectGambling machinesen_UK
dc.subjectGambling Great Britainen_UK
dc.subjectGambling Law and legislation Great Britainen_UK
dc.titleResponsible gambling signage on electronic gaming machines, before and after the implementation of the United Kingdom Gambling Act: An observational studyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Responsible Gambling Signage.pdf] Publisher conditions require an 18 month embargo.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleInternational Gambling Studiesen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMoodie, Crawford|0000-0002-1805-2509en_UK
local.rioxx.authorReith, Gerda|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameResponsible Gambling Signage.pdfen_UK
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