publication . Article . 2011

Gambling, luck and superstition: a brief psychological overview

Griffiths, MD;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: CGI Global Media Limited
  • Country: Italy
For what is generally accepted as almost endemic to many a gamblers' disposition - the ideas, practices and responses that combine gambling, luck and superstition - there has been surprisingly little scientific research in this field. As an indication of what can be undertaken subsequently, an intriguing picture emerges of how this affects players' character and motivations as gamblers according to the type of gambling engaged, including its relationship to chance and skill.
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