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Gambling Research Exchange Ontario. Baxter, David G (2020) Systems of funding for gambling research. Guelph, ON: Gambling Research Exchange Ontario. Brief report prepared for the Gambling Commission, Birmingham, UK. https://doi.org/10.33684/2020.003.

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Funding systems for research are a source of debate in the gambling research community, specifically if the funds come from sources that rely on or benefit from gambling revenue. The main concern cited by critics is that the funder has a conflict of interest in favour of expanding gambling revenues and may influence the research process in a number of ways according to that interest.

This brief report introduces issues of current debate on gambling research funding systems, such as hypothecated funding models and voluntary vs. involuntary contributions, and presents current empirical evidence on the influence of funding sources on gambling research. It then details the gambling research funding programmes of 11 jurisdictions across 7 countries, and includes a table summarizing the programmes and their main advantages and disadvantages.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Report
Drug Type
Behavioural addiction
March 2020
Identification #
Brief report prepared for the Gambling Commission, Birmingham, UK. https://doi.org/10.33684/2020.003
20 p.
Gambling Research Exchange Ontario
Corporate Creators
Gambling Research Exchange Ontario
Place of Publication
Guelph, ON
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