Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gambling Losses, Non-Monetary

We noted recently how problem gamblers not only spend a lot of money gambling, they spend a lot of time gambling. Self-limiting schemes might involve setting time restrictions, as well as money restrictions. Further, time loss might be a spur to self-exclude, as was suggested by this report concerning a Scottish casino located near some institutions of higher learning:
“We have had quite a lot of students self-excluding and it is not always due to the amount of money they are spending, but sometimes the amount of time when it starts interfering with their studies.”
Gambleaware, a British charitable organisation aimed at responsible gambling, offers a time management diary for people looking to control their betting.

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