Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 301-317

First online:

A Science-Based Framework for Responsible Gambling: The Reno Model

  • Alex BlaszczynskiAffiliated withWestmead Hospital, University of Sydney &
  • , Robert LadouceurAffiliated withUniversity of Laval
  • , Howard J. ShafferAffiliated withHarvard Medical School

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As social observers increasingly identify gambling-related problems as a public health issue, key stakeholders need to join together to reduce both the incidence and prevalence of gambling-related harm in the community. This position paper describes a strategic framework that sets out principles to guide industry operators, health service and other welfare providers, interested community groups, consumers and governments and their related agencies in the adoption and implementation of responsible gambling and harm minimization initiatives.

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