The Division on Addiction summarizes its gambling research in plain-language infographics (called, Research Snapshots). We strive to make our research findings accessible to other academics and researchers, the public health community, stakeholders, and the general public. Our Research Snapshots are created as part of ongoing research projects: the Entain-Division on Addiction Internet Gambling Research Collaborative (funded by Entain PLC) and Dissemination, Training, & Strategic Consulting for Responsible Online Gaming & Gambling Activities (funded by DraftKings, Inc.). For a complete list of Division publications, please visit our online Library.


Available Publications

Edson, T. C., Slabczynski, J. M., Lee, T. G., McAuliffe, W. H. B., & Gray, H. M. (2022). A meta-analytic investigation of problem gambling and self-harm: A causal inference perspective. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000858
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Edson, T. C., Tom, M. A., Philander, K. S., Louderback, E. R., & LaPlante, D. A. (2021). A large-scale prospective study of big wins and their relationship with future financial and time involvement in actual Daily Fantasy Sports contests. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 35(8), 948-960. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000715
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Gray, H. M., Edson, T. C., Nelson, S. E., Grossman, A. B., & LaPlante, D. A. (2021). Association between gambling and self-harm: A scoping review. Addiction Research & Theory, 29(3), 183-195. https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2020.1784881
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LaPlante, D. A. (2019). Replication is fundamental, but is it common? A call for scientific self-reflection and contemporary research practices in gambling-related research. International Gambling Studies, 19(3), 362-368. https://doi.org/10.1080/14459795.2019.1672768
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LaPlante, D. A., Louderback, E. R., & Abarbanel, B. (2021). Gambling researchers’ use and views of open science principles and practices: a brief report. International Gambling Studies, 21(3), 381-394. https://doi.org/10.1080/14459795.2021.1891272
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Louderback, E. R., LaPlante, D. A., Currie, S. R., & Nelson, S. E. (2021). Developing and validating lower risk online gambling thresholds with actual bettor data from a major internet gambling operator. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 35(8), 921-938. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000628
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Louderback, E. R., Wohl, M. J. A., & LaPlante, D. A. (2021). Integrating open science practices into recommendations for accepting gambling industry research funding. Addiction Research & Theory, 29(1), 79-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2020.1767774
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Martin, R. J., & Nelson, S. (2014). Fantasy sports, real money: Exploration of the relationship between fantasy sports participation and gambling-related problems. Addictive Behaviors, 39(10), 1377-1382. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.05.017
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McAuliffe, W. H. B., Edson, T. C., Louderback, E. R., LaRaja, A., & LaPlante, D. A. (2021). Responsible product design to mitigate excessive gambling: A scoping review and z-curve analysis of replicability. PloS one, 16(4), e0249926. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249926
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McAuliffe, W., Louderback, E. R., Edson, T. C., LaPlante, D. A., & Nelson, S. E. (2022). Using “Markers of Harm” to track risky gambling in two cohorts of online sports bettorsJournal of Gambling Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-021-10097-0
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Nelson, S. E., Edson, T. C., Louderback, E. R., Tom, M. A., Grossman, A., & LaPlante, D. A. (2021). Changes to the playing field: A contemporary study of actual European online sports betting. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 10(3), 396-411. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2021.00029
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Nelson, S. E., Edson, T. C., Singh, P., Tom, M., Martin, R. J., LaPlante, D. A., Gray, H. M., & Shaffer, H. J. (2019). Patterns of daily fantasy sport play: Tackling the issuesJournal of Gambling Studies, 35(1), 181-204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-018-09817-w
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Wiley, R. C., Tom, M. A., Edson, T. C., & LaPlante, D. A. (2020). Behavioral markers of risky daily fantasy sports play. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 44(4), 356-371. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193723520919819
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