THIS SURVEY HAS NOW BEEN COMPLETED.
The OII in collaboration with other researchers at Oxford University have launched a web-based survey of users of online gambling sites. Online gambling has increased substantially in the last few years. Little is known about the effects of the Internet on people’s gambling behaviour and its impact on people who use these sites a little and those who use these sites a lot. Our survey is intended to fill this gap. We will use the results to build an empirically anchored picture of the implications of various patterns of online gambling. Better understanding of these issues, and the health experiences of people who use online gambling sites, will allow us to find ways to help the small number of people who experience problems controlling their gambling online.
The survey consists is anonymous and takes about 20-minutes to be complete. It is organized so that respondents can not be traced. The online gambling industry has cooperated by providing links to the survey on a range of sites – from online poker and casinos to sports betting services. The project has been jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Responsibility in Gambling Trust (RIGT). It also has the support of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) which represent British and European remote gambling operators. Further details about the survey and its background can be found on the Oxford Internet Institute website: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/project.cfm?id=40
We would welcome your participation in this survey effort, whether or not you gamble online. In fact, we hope to have a wide range of respondents, from those who gamble frequently to those who never gamble at all — on or off-line. The survey itself can be found at www.oxfordgamblingsurvey.org
Please participate in you can spare 20 minutes of your time.