L’impact d’une nouvelle offre de jeu : le bingo électronique

Authors: Sorel, Virginie
Advisor: Giroux, IsabelleSévigny, Serge
Abstract: In Quebec, gambling games have been modernized and computerized over the years. In October 2018, the game of bingo was reinvented with the pilot implementation of the electronic tablet in five bingo halls in Quebec. The electronic tablet has raised several questions about the risk of gambling problems due to the vulnerability of the bingo clientele and the risks associated with the structural characteristics of an automated game. The study aims to verify the change in gambling behavior following the introduction of electronic bingo (Bingo +), among money spent, playing time, limits set, alcohol consumed and problem gambling as assessed by the Problem Gambling Severity Index [PGSI] and an adapted version for bingo [PGSI-bingo]. It has been postulated that in post-implementation of the tablet, Bingo + players will exhibit more problematic gambling behaviors than traditional bingo players. Bingo + (n = 87) and traditional bingo (n = 207) players were interviewed using semi-structured telephone interviews in pre and post implementation of nine months. Contrary to what was postulated, Bingo + players only differ from traditional bingo players on the length of the game sessions and on PGSI-bingo score. Between the times of measurement, Bingo + players show an increase on the PGSI-bingo score, while traditional bingo players show a reduction in the length of the game sessions, and report, in greater proportion, setting and respecting their limit, as well as lower PGSI scores. Qualitative studies could document the experience with the tablet and the resulting gaming atmosphere in pilot bingo halls. Clinical recommendations also highlight the important investment of players in the practice of bingo.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2020
Open Access Date: 18 January 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/67764
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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