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Relationship Among Drinking Games, Binge Drinking and Gambling Activities in College Students

NCJ Number
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education Volume: 56 Issue: 2 Dated: August 2012 Pages: 58-87
Naureen Bhullar; Lori Simons; Khushbu Joshi; Kristen Amoroso
Date Published
August 2012
30 pages
This study reviewed the results of college students surveyed about binge drinking and gambling activities.
A total of 293 college students completed a survey about binge drinking and gambling activities. Students who played the lottery once a week had lower binge drinking scores compared to students who played the lottery more than once a week and those students who never played the lottery. Similar patterns were also detected for students who engaged in sports-betting, card-playing, and games of skill. Students who met the criteria for binge drinking were likely to engage in sports-betting, video and regular poker, internet, office pools, and other games of skill compared to students who did not meet the criteria for binge drinking. (Published Abstract)