Veiled EGM Jackpots: The Effects of Hidden and Mystery Jackpots on Gambling Intensity

Understanding the impact of EGM Jackpots on gambling intensity may allow targeted strategies to be implemented that facilitate harm minimisation by acting to reduce losses of gamblers who play frequently, while maintaining the enjoyment and excitement of potential jackpots. The current study investigated the influences of Hidden and Mystery Jackpots on EGM gambling intensity. In a Hidden Jackpot, the prize value is not shown to the player, although the existence of a jackpot prize is advertised. In a Mystery Jackpot, the jackpot triggering state of the machine is unknown to players…

Source: Donaldson, P., Langham, E., Rockloff, M. J., & Browne, M. (2015). Veiled EGM Jackpots: The Effects of Hidden and Mystery Jackpots on Gambling Intensity. Journal of Gambling Studies

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Jackpot Structural Features: Rollover Effect and Goal-Gradient Effect in EGM Gambling – Online First – Springer

En Li, Matthew J. Rockloff, Matthew Browne, Phillip Donaldson

Relatively little research has been undertaken on the influence of jackpot structural features on electronic gaming machine (EGM) gambling behavior. This study considered two common features of EGM jackpots: progressive (i.e., the jackpot incrementally growing in value as players make additional bets), and deterministic (i.e., a guaranteed jackpot after a fixed number of bets, which is determined in advance and at random). Their joint influences on player betting behavior and the moderating role of jackpot size were investigated in a crossed-design experiment…

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