July 23, 2010 (CAP News Wire) – A recent study conducted by the University of Melbourne has found that there is “no link between internet and gambling addictions”, refuting a claim commonly made by anti-Internet gambling legalization advocates.
The study focused on university students and came up with the results that there is no discernible overlap “between those reporting excessive Internet use and those with problem gambling.”
The meaning? People who tend to become addicted to gambling are not pushed toward that outcome by the Internet. Problem gamblers are not created by Internet use; it’s part of a deeper psychological pattern.