The relationship between gambling and homelessness: A commentary on Sharman et al. (2014)

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Abstract

The relationship between problem gambling and homelessness is a little studied area in the gambling studies field. A recent study by Sharman et al. (J Gambl Stud, doi: 10.1007/s10899-014-9444-7, 2014) is the first quantitative study in Great Britain on this interesting and important topic. In this context, the study is to be commended and provides an empirical benchmark on which other studies can build. The study reported a problem gambling prevalence rate of 11.6 % and is significantly higher than the problem gambling rate of the general population in Great Britain (which is

Author-supplied keywords

  • Betting shops
  • Homelessness
  • Problem gambling
  • Problem gambling severity index
  • Vulnerable groups

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