This Australian online study surveyed 69 LGBTI individuals about mental health and problem gambling concerns.
Highlights from Study:
- 14 participants (20%) met criteria for gambling disorder
- Pub/slot games (58%) and scratch-offs (43%) were most common types of gambling reported
- Reasons for gambling: to seek pleasure/enjoyment, cope with stress, enhance mood, socialization. “Escape” methods of gambling were preferred.
Birch, J.P., Ireland, J.L., Strickland, C and Kolstee, J. Examining Problematic Gambling and Mental Health in LGBTI Communities: A Preliminary Study. Medical Research Archives. 3; 1 – 7.