publication . Article . 2008

Why Swedish people play online poker and factors that can increase or decrease trust in poker Web sites: A qualitative investigation

Wood, RTA; Griffiths, MD;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2008 Journal: Journal of Gambling Issues (eissn: 1910-7595, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Journal of Gambling Issues
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
<jats:p>Three face-to-face focus groups that included 24 online poker players were conducted in Stockholm to investigate their motivations for playing online poker and issues relating to their trust of poker Web sites. Casual players played because they liked the convenience, the ease of learning, the low stake size, the relief from boredom, and the social interactions. "Professional" players played to win money and utilised several features of the online game for psychological tactics. They also tended to play several tables at once. Factors that affected how much a player would trust an online poker Web site included the size and reputation of the operator, th...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING
free text keywords: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, CLARITY, law.invention, law, Focus group, Lottery, Casual, Research question, Reputation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Business practice, Boredom, medicine.symptom, medicine, Psychology, Social psychology
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