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Links between video games and gambling run deeper than previously thought, study reveals

Links between video games and gambling run deeper than previously thought, study reveals

Building on previous research by the same author, which exposed a link between problem gambling and video game loot boxes, the new study suggests that a number of other practices in video games, such as token wagering, real-money gaming, and social casino spending, are also significantly linked to problem gambling. The research provides evidence that players who engage in these practices are also more likely to suffer from disordered gaming -- a condition where persistent and repeated engagement with video games causes an individual significant impairment or distress.

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