Gambling and problem gambling in North American Aboriginal people

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Williams, Robert J.
Stevens, Rhys M. G.
Nixon, Gary
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University of Manitoba Press
The purpose of this paper is to review what is known about gambling and problem gambling among Aboriginal peoples of North America. The focus is primarily on current gambling practices, and on health and social issues rather than economic ones. The first part of this paper provides a brief review of historical aspects of Aboriginal gambling. The second part reviews the current situation with specific reference to the meaning of gambling for Aboriginal people, current patterns of gambling behaviour, and the prevalence and causes of problem gambling within this population.
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Williams, R. J., Stevens, R. M. G., & Nixon, G. (2011). Gambling and problem gambling in North American Aboriginal people. In Yale D. Belanger (ed.) First Nations Gaming in Canada. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, pp. 166-194.