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dc.contributor.authorSagoe, Dominic
dc.contributor.authorMentzoni, Rune Aune
dc.contributor.authorLeino, Tony Mathias
dc.contributor.authorMolde, Helge
dc.contributor.authorHaga, Sondre
dc.contributor.authorGjernes, Mikjel Frédéricson
dc.contributor.authorHanss, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorPallesen, Ståle
dc.identifier.citationSagoe D, Mentzoni R, Leino TM, Molde H, Haga, Gjernes, Hanss D, Pallesen S. The effects of alcohol expectancy and intake on slot machine gambling behavior. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 2017;6(2):203-211eng
dc.description.abstract<p>Background and aims: Although alcohol intake and gambling often co-occur in related venues, there is conflicting evidence regarding the effects of alcohol expectancy and intake on gambling behavior. We therefore conducted an experimental investigation of the effects of alcohol expectancy and intake on slot machine gambling behavior.</p> <p>Methods: Participants were 184 (females&thinsp;=&thinsp;94) individuals [age range: 18&ndash;40 (mean&thinsp;=&thinsp;21.9) years] randomized to four independent conditions differing in information/expectancy about beverage (told they received either alcohol or placebo) and beverage intake [actually ingesting low (target blood alcohol concentration [BAC] &lt; 0.40 mg/L) vs. moderate (target BAC &gt; 0.40 mg/L; &asymp;0.80 mg/L) amounts of alcohol]. All participants completed self-report questionnaires assessing demographic variables, subjective intoxication, alcohol effects (stimulant and sedative), and gambling factors (behavior and problems, evaluation, and beliefs). Participants also gambled on a simulated slot machine.</p> <p>Results: A significant main effect of beverage intake on subjective intoxication and alcohol effects was detected as expected. No significant main or interaction effects were detected for number of gambling sessions, bet size and variation, remaining credits at termination, reaction time, and game evaluation.</p> <p>Conclusion: Alcohol expectancy and intake do not affect gambling persistence, dissipation of funds, reaction time, or gambling enjoyment.</p>eng
dc.publisherAkademiai kiadoeng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.subjectelectronic gaming machineseng
dc.subjectslot machineseng
dc.titleThe effects of alcohol expectancy and intake on slot machine gambling behavioreng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2017 The Author(s)eng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
dc.type.documentJournal article
dc.relation.journalJournal of Behavioral Addictions

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