Gambling content in Facebook games: A common phenomenon?

Some Facebook games are offered by developers who also offer gambling games, possibly indicating that gambling content (GC) could be found in their Facebook games. This study measures the presence of GC in Facebook games and documents their presentation. It verifies whether GC is more present in games offered by developers offering gambling games as well. The 100 most popular Facebook games were played for 10 min and recorded for content analysis purposes. GC was detected and classified into standard gambling simulation, non-standard gambling simulation, and gambling references…

Source: Jacques, C., Fortin-Guichard, D., Bergeron, P.-Y., Boudreault, C., Lévesque, D., & Giroux, I. (2016). Gambling content in Facebook games: A common phenomenon? Computers in Human Behavior, 57, 48–53. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.12.010

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