Special Issue "The Social Cost and Public Health Impact of Gambling and Online Game Playing"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
Interests: epidemiology; public health; behavioral addiction
Interests: behavioral addiction; harm reduction; public health
Interests: e-health; behavioral addiction
Interests: behavioral addiction; harm reduction
We are excited to present a Special Issue on the social and public health impact of gambling and online game playing in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. We would like to promote widespread discussion on the burden of gambling and online game playing in the interdisciplinary area of health sciences and public health.
The use of the internet, computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices for online gambling and game playing has dramatically increased in recent decades, and this increase is associated not only with clear and extensive benefits to the users, but also with documented cases of excessive use, which often have negative health and social consequences. These consequences are not only limited to the players, but also affect their families and others to whom they are close. In an increasing number of countries, the problem has developed to become a significant public health concern.
This Special Issue will facilitate a broader understanding of the risks to public health and society. It also aims to highlight the aspects of regulation, prevention, e-health prevention, and risk reduction related to these difficulties.
Dr. Emilien Jeannot
Dr. Olivier Simon
Prof. Dr. Yasser Khazaal
Prof. Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones
Dr. Jean Michel Costes
Manuscript Submission Information
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- public health
- gambling and online game playing
- social cost
- public policy