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Socialworkmag 2016, 5(3): 41-50 Back to browse issues page
Different Forms of Gambling and its Impacts; a Qualitative Research
Masoumeh Maarefvand1, Maral Mardaneh Jobehdar2, Zohreh Zamani3, Zohreh Morshedi3
1- Substance Abuse and Dependence Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Neuroscience, School of Advance Medical Technologies, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , mardaneh.m@gmail.com
3- University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences
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Introduction: Gambling is a conscious and deliberate effort of betting money or something of value on an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of gaining advantage or benefit. This study was conducted to describe the categories gambling in an Iranian context. 
Methods: Using content analysis and saturation principles, gamblers were recruited and interviewed. Data were analyzed using constant comparison in open, axial, and selective coding stages. 
Results: Legal gambling (including betting on horse riding, swimming and shooting) and illegal gambling (including betting on animal racing or fighting, betting on games with cards, betting on sports, betting on games with diceor card, Ghap, and betting on car numbers) are two main categories of gambling in Iranian context. "Illegal and underground gambling in Iran and its Security challenges", and "consequences of gambling in Iran" were two identified themes in this study. 
Conclusions: Although betting on three sports are legal in Iran, various forms of illegal gambling are common.

Keywords: Gambling, Betting, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/02/16 | Accepted: 2017/03/7 | Published: 2017/04/16
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Maarefvand M, Mardaneh Jobehdar M, Zamani Z, Morshedi Z. Different Forms of Gambling and its Impacts; a Qualitative Research. Socialworkmag 2016; 5 (3) :41-50
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