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Why Do Internet Gamblers Prefer Online Versus Land-Based Venues?: Some Preliminary Findings and Implications

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This course explores the reasons that Internet gamblers prefer online venues over land-based venues.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Why Do Internet Gamblers Prefer Online Versus Land-Based Venues?: Some Preliminary Findings and Implications created by Robert T. Wood, Ph.D., Robert J. Williams, Ph.D., and Paul K. Lawton, M.A. in 2007.


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Publication Date:

Journal of Gambling Issues, Issue 20, June 2007

Course Material Authors

Robert T. Wood, Ph.D.

Robert T. Wood, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge. His research interests focus mainly on the sociocultural aspects of problem gambling.

Robert J. Williams, Ph.D.

Robert J. Williams, Ph.D., CPsych, is a professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. He is also the Lethbridge node coordinator for the Alberta Gaming Research Institute. Dr. Williams’s research program spans all aspects of gambling and problem gambling.

Paul K. Lawton, M.A.

Paul K. Lawton, M.A., is currently working on a Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary. Mr. Lawton’s research interests focus mainly on the sociology of cyberspace.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about Internet gamblers preferring online versus land-based venues. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify reasons for preferring Internet gambling.

  2. Describe online gaming experiences.

Why do Internet Gamblers Prefer Online Versus Land-Based Venues?

Why do Internet Gamblers Prefer Online Versus Land-Based Venues?

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Course Number 101369
2 credit hours
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