ASTERIG©. Assessment Tool to Measure and Evaluate the Risk Potential of Gambling Products

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Gambling is a popular pastime that brings joy and entertainment to many adults. It could be associated with risk to develop maladaptive gambling behaviors, and this risk may depend, at least in part, on the characteristics of the gambling product.

 

ASTERIG© measures the possible dimensions of risk potential of gambling products on the basis of numeric scores. It allows a comparison to be drawn between the addiction potentials of different gambling products. Furthermore, the tool highlights where the specific risk potential of each specific gambling product lie.

 

An indication of the classification of the risk potential of gambling products could be placed on vouchers, in gambling locations or in the computer screen when an online game is started, for example. A visual display that shows the risk potential when starting to use a gambling product could help an individual visualize the possible risk to become addicted. Furthermore the individual would be able to assess the risk potential of different gambling products and to compare their risk potentials with each other.

 

ASTERIG© could not only be used for existing gambling products, also new ones can be assessed concerning their risk potential.