Beyond Reno II: Who cares for vulnerable gamblers?

Gerhard Buehringer, Roxana Kotter, Robert Czernecka, Anja Kraeplin

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Background: Mill's liberalism, the post-World War II German Social Market Economy (Rhine Capitalism) and modern consumer protection share the conviction that market participants have equal rights and responsibilities. Within this framework, governments and market providers are responsible for balancing the knowledge deficits of consumers in cases of ``asymmetric information''. The widely discussed Reno Model for Responsible Gambling appears to be based on similar ideas by setting standards for informing participants of gambling features and procedures. Position: Based on recent research, we argue that such standard consumer protection may be adequate for social gamblers but not for vulnerable gamblers. These individuals may not benefit adequately from a rational informed choice approach to prevent harm and disordered gambling. Conclusion: Gambling providers should implement specific protections to address vulnerable gamblers, e.g., early detection procedures and limits for or exclusion from gambling.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSucht
Volume64
Issue number5-6
Pages (from-to)325-334
ISSN0939-5911
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Dec 2018

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Keywords

  • Gambling disorder
  • responsible gambling
  • risk factors
  • vulnerability
  • consumer protection

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Buehringer, Gerhard ; Kotter, Roxana ; Czernecka, Robert ; Kraeplin, Anja. / Beyond Reno II : Who cares for vulnerable gamblers?. In: Sucht. 2018 ; Vol. 64, No. 5-6. pp. 325-334.
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Buehringer, G, Kotter, R, Czernecka, R & Kraeplin, A 2018, 'Beyond Reno II: Who cares for vulnerable gamblers?', Sucht, vol. 64, no. 5-6, pp. 325-334. https://doi.org/10.1024/0939-5911/a000566

Beyond Reno II : Who cares for vulnerable gamblers? / Buehringer, Gerhard; Kotter, Roxana; Czernecka, Robert; Kraeplin, Anja.

In: Sucht, Vol. 64, No. 5-6, 01.12.2018, p. 325-334.

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