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Gambling among university sport students: a preliminary analysis

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posted on 2022-12-16, 14:07 authored by Carwyn Jones, Harry Bowles, Daisie Mayes, Heidi Smith

 The aim of this study was to explore risks associated with the gambling habits and attitudes of sport students governed by betting integrity rules. Using focus groups with male and female student rugby and football players, we identified four areas of concern. First, participants considered gambling as a ‘normal’ pastime – a largely harmless form of communal entertainment. Second, we found that participants’ gambling behaviour was influenced by marketing strategies and by peers. Third, although participants were aware of some of the potential risks of gambling, they had a limited understanding of how problem gambling and addiction might develop. Taken together, we believe these encourage gambling and increase risks of gambling related problems. The fourth concern relates to breaking integrity rules. Although we found no evidence of intentional corrupt behaviour, participants had a casual attitude towards gambling regulations, and some broke the betting rules in ways they deemed trivial. Moreover, participants did not seem to take anti-corruption education/intervention particularly seriously. 

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AUC Kinanthropologica

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Karolinum Press

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

Citation

Jones, C.R., Bowles, H.C., Mayes, D. and Smith, H. (2022) 'Gambling among university sport students: a preliminary analysis', AUC KINANTHROPOLOGICA, 58(2), pp.83-102.

Print ISSN

1212-1428

Electronic ISSN

2336-6052

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met Authors

Carwyn Jones

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Philosophy and Ethics in Sport

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  • © The Authors

Language

  • en

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