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MOD&JEU: Moderators of Online Gambling, How Effective?

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2014 by Nantes University Hospital
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nantes University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01789580
First received: February 6, 2013
Last updated: January 7, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
  Purpose

Prevalence of problem gambling is estimated about 1-3% of the general adult population. This percentage increases to 5% when talking about online gambling. In France, the market for online gambling was recently opened up to competition and regulation (May 2010), including poker and sports/horse races betting, but excluding for the moment casino games. Recent international studies show that legalizing online gambling led to an increase of practices, including problem gambling.

In France, the law stipulates the establishment of moderators of online gambling, to prevent excessive gambling practices. The Regulatory Authority of Online Games (ARJEL) guarantees the implementation of these moderators. However, no evaluation of the effectiveness of these moderators is planned.

Therefore the investigators propose to conduct an experimental study about online gambling. The objective will be to evaluate the effectiveness of four kinds of moderators, some already legislated, but not evaluated, and others offered by the investigators team. Proposals for amending legislation will be made according the results of this study.


Condition Intervention
Online Gambling
Other: Gambling moderator

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Moderators of Online Gambling, How Effective? Experimental, Controlled and Randomized Study.

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Nantes University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Effectiveness of studied moderators [ Time Frame: 2 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Impact on money wagered and time spent gambling during the experimental gambling session (measured at the end of the gambling session +/- 15 days after +/- 2 months after, depending on the tested moderator)


Estimated Enrollment: 485
Study Start Date: February 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control group
The participants play on their preferred online gambling site (experimental gambling session) without gambling moderator.
Experimental: Bonus group
The participants play on their preferred online gambling site (experimental gambling session) with the first gambling moderator sudied : bonus (with different modalities of the moderator).
Other: Gambling moderator
Other Names:
  • The intervention consists in leaving the participants play on their
  • preferred online gambling site.
  • The participant will be randomly assigned to an experimental condition
  • (i.e. the implementation of the gambling session with the presence of the
  • moderator studied) or to the control condition (i.e. with no moderator present).
Experimental: Auto-exclusion group
The participants play on their preferred online gambling site (experimental gambling session) with the first gambling moderator sudied : auto-exclusion.
Other: Gambling moderator
Other Names:
  • The intervention consists in leaving the participants play on their
  • preferred online gambling site.
  • The participant will be randomly assigned to an experimental condition
  • (i.e. the implementation of the gambling session with the presence of the
  • moderator studied) or to the control condition (i.e. with no moderator present).
Experimental: Auto- limitation group
The participants play on their preferred online gambling site (experimental gambling session) with the first gambling moderator sudied : auto- limitation(with different modalities of the moderator).
Other: Gambling moderator
Other Names:
  • The intervention consists in leaving the participants play on their
  • preferred online gambling site.
  • The participant will be randomly assigned to an experimental condition
  • (i.e. the implementation of the gambling session with the presence of the
  • moderator studied) or to the control condition (i.e. with no moderator present).
Experimental: Information group
The participants play on their preferred online gambling site (experimental gambling session) with the first gambling moderator sudied : information (with different modalities of the moderator).
Other: Gambling moderator
Other Names:
  • The intervention consists in leaving the participants play on their
  • preferred online gambling site.
  • The participant will be randomly assigned to an experimental condition
  • (i.e. the implementation of the gambling session with the presence of the
  • moderator studied) or to the control condition (i.e. with no moderator present).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult
  • French people, living around Nantes
  • Giving their consent for access to their gambling account
  • User of a gambling site approved by the ARJEL, with an active account
  • Regular gambler (gambling at least once a week, since at least 3 months)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age under 18 and over 65
  • Excessive gamblers (CPGI > 8) or gambler seeking treatment
  • Protected persons (pregnant women, being under protection measures)
  • Overindebtedness
  • Psychiatric or cognitive major dysfunctions
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01789580

Contacts
Contact: Gaëlle BOUJU gaëlle.bouju@chu-nantes.fr
Contact: Julie CAILLON julie.caillon@chu-nantes.fr

Locations
France
Nantes University Hospital Recruiting
Nantes, France
Contact: Gaëlle BOUJU       gaelle.bouju@chu-nantes.fr   
Contact: Julie CAILLON       julie.caillon@chu-nantes.fr   
Principal Investigator: Jean Luc VENISSE         
Sub-Investigator: Marie GRALL-BRONNEC         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nantes University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jean-Luc VENISSE Nantes UH
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Nantes University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01789580     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RC12_0153
Study First Received: February 6, 2013
Last Updated: January 7, 2014
Health Authority: France: Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des produits de santé

Keywords provided by Nantes University Hospital:
Experimental study, moderators, online gambling,
problem gambling prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gambling
Impulse Control Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 10, 2014