Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Robert Williams is a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta and also a Coordinator for the Alberta Gambling Research Institute. Dr. Williams teaches courses on gambling and provides frequent consultation to government, industry, the media, and public interest groups. He is one of the world's best funded gambling researchers and a leading authority in the socioeconomic impacts of gambling, Internet gambling, prevention of problem gambling, the proportion of gambling revenue deriving from problem gamblers, the prevalence and nature of gambling in Aboriginal communities, the etiology of problem gambling, and best practices in the population assessment of gambling and problem gambling. Robert Wood is an associate professor of Sociology, and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, at the University of Lethbridge. Over the past decade, Dr. Wood has been involved in a number of large scale research projects, dealing with various socio-cultural aspects of problem gambling. He is known particularly for his studies on Internet gambling, the link between government gambling revenue and problem gamblers, and the prevention of problem gambling among teens. Jonathan Parke is a senior lecturer at Salford Business School, University of Salford. Dr Parke has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, government reports and other publications and has given over 40 conference papers and talks regarding internet gambling, poker-playing, electronic gaming machines and gambling-related risk.