The Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling is an international collaboration sponsored by GREO, which addresses a broad set of factors related to population risk, community, and societal effects. Interactive factors represented in the framework represent major themes in gambling that range from specific (gambling environment, exposure, types, and resources) to general (cultural, social, psychological, and biological).
The objectives of the Framework are to (a) reflect for all readers the state of knowledge of the factors influencing harmful gambling; (b) assist researchers, treatment providers, policy makers, and regulators to better understand the complex dynamics of harmful gambling and facilitate informed decision making; and (c) identify areas where research is most needed in order to guide strategic research programs. GREO believes the Framework is a valuable tool for all those who wish to understand the complexities of harmful gambling and minimize gambling harm.
Download a pdf copy of the Conceptual Framework.
Abbott, Max; Binde, Per; Clark, Luke; Hodgins, David; Korn, David; Pereira, Alexius; Quilty, Lena; Thomas, Anna; Volberg, Rachel; Walker, Douglas; Williams, Robert. (2015). Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling: An International Collaboration Revised Edition. Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO), Guelph, Ontario, Canada.