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AppetiteNeural and Behavioural Bases$
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Charles R. Legg and David Booth

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198547877

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547877.001.0001

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Young people and fruit machine gambling

Young people and fruit machine gambling

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(p.285) 12 Young people and fruit machine gambling
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Appetite
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Douglas Carroll

Justine A.A. Huxley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547877.003.0012

This chapter discusses the result of studies which investigated fruit machine gambling among young people in Great Britain. The findings reveal that a small but hardly negligible proportion of young people gamble regularly on fruit machines and that expenditure appears to be related to frequency of play. The result also highlights a number of other variables associated with the frequency of fruit machine playing in young people including gender and social class.

Keywords:   fruit machine gambling, young people, Great Britain, gender, social class

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