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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01789580
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 12, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nantes University Hospital

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Online Gambling Other: Gambling moderator Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 485 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Moderators of Online Gambling, How Effective? Experimental, Controlled and Randomized Study.
Study Start Date : February 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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).



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effectiveness of studied moderators [ Time Frame: 2 month ]
    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)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): 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   
Sub-Investigator: Jean Luc VENISSE         
Principal Investigator: Marie GRALL-BRONNEC         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nantes University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jean-Luc VENISSE Nantes UH

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Nantes University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01789580     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RC12_0153
First Posted: February 12, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 15, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gambling
Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
Mental Disorders