Gambling machine annexes as enabling spaces for addictive engagement.

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Show simple item record Adams, Peter en Wiles, Janine en 2018-10-17T00:24:56Z en 2017-01 en
dc.identifier.issn 1353-8292 en
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dc.description.abstract The widespread proliferation of electronic gambling machines and improvements to their design have contributed to rising levels of gambling-related harm including harms associated with addictive behaviour and other impacts on health and wellbeing. Research into their addictive potential has focused mainly on the interface between gamblers and the machines themselves. We shift the focus onto the spatial contexts, the rooms and the venues, in which gambling machines are positioned. By examining a series of common layouts we identify the division of venues into two main areas: one for the main social activities of the venue (the "main hall") and the other a partitioned area (the "annex") in which gambling machines are tightly clumped in ways that discourage social interaction. Other features of the annex that encourage uninterrupted and solitary play include the absence of tables to socialize around, dimmed lighting and entry pathways that minimize scrutiny. We argue that these features promote a style of play more oriented towards heavy and problematic gambling. We also explore explanations for the nature of these annexes and discuss implications for public health. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Health & place en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Behavior, Addictive en
dc.subject Gambling en
dc.subject Public Health en
dc.subject Environment Design en
dc.title Gambling machine annexes as enabling spaces for addictive engagement. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.11.001 en
pubs.begin-page 1 en
pubs.volume 43 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 27886591 en
pubs.end-page 7 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 547239 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Social & Community Health en
dc.identifier.eissn 1873-2054 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-11-26 en
pubs.dimensions-id 27886591 en

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