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Ability to discriminate online poker tilt episodes : a new way to prevent excessive gambling ?

Abstract : Tilt is a very common term in online poker players' vocabulary, it describes a state where the player is no longer able to make rational decisions because they are overwhelmed by strong emotions. This study aims to explore the relation existing between the frequency of Tilt episodes, the player's perception of these episodes and excessive gambling in online poker. The sample is composed of 291 adult French-speaking online poker players. All participants completed an online self-assessment questionnaire. The results of the classification analysis showed that the sample could be divided into three groups. The first group, named ``players in control'' included low excessive gambling tendencies with low perceived and measured Tilt frequencies. The two other groups showed high measured tilt levels, with perceived tilt levels that were different from the measured levels. Furthermore, these two groups present a moderate usage risk of developing an excessive gambling tendency in a money-based game of chance. These results show the existence of a relation between the player's capacity to perceive tilt and the online poker player's behavior.
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Axelle Moreau, Serge Sévigny, Isabelle Giroux, Emeline Chauchard. Ability to discriminate online poker tilt episodes : a new way to prevent excessive gambling ?. Journal of Gambling Studies, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2019, pp.699-711. ⟨10.1007/s10899-019-09903-7⟩. ⟨hal-03292015⟩



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