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What is the influence of the evolution of the Internet in relation to increasing number of online gambling addiction in Ireland?

Gomes, Ricardo (2010) What is the influence of the evolution of the Internet in relation to increasing number of online gambling addiction in Ireland? Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The online gambling environment could not be in better position as more and more people are keener to get into it. The problem addressed in this thesis is whether the evolution of the lnternet has any influence on increasing the number of gambling addiction in Ireland. The primary aim of this thesis was to find out why the number of gambling addiction has increased and also ways to help people get rid of this problem. For the purpose of this research paper, a survey was carried out where 49 people took part in and responded 20 questions. Furthermore, a meeting took place with one of the Gamblers Anonymous organisers to gather accurate information regarding this issue.

The survey shows that the lnternet has had an influence on increasing the number of gambling addiction due to its easy access and availability 24/7/365. In addition, this study proves that there is a lack of investment on awareness about gambling addiction as the majority shows having no knowledge about it and does not consider it being a serious matter.

Above all, this thesis also provides some solutions and future work that may be carried out giving people an opportunity to gain more knowledge about this issue.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry > Neurology. Diseases of the Nervous System. > Psychiatry > Psychopathology > Personality Disorders. Behaviour Problems. > Addiction
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Games and Amusements > Gambling
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Games and Amusements > Online Games
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet > World Wide Web
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet > World Wide Web
Divisions: School of Computing > Higher Diploma in Business in eBusiness
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 11:18
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 13:22
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/509

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