The Psychology of Gambling Addiction
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The Psychology of Gambling Addiction

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Gain insight into the psychological reasons behind gambling, the nature of addiction, and the scientific aspects of the challenges players encounter when dealing with gambling addiction.

Developed alongside clinical psychologists 87%, learn more about our suite of Player Protection Training here.

Ideal for:  Customer facing employees working in an online environment, such as customer support and responsible gaming roles

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Understand problem gambling and its psychological dynamics

This module, which forms part of our Problem Gambling Awareness-themed courses, brings awareness to the complexity of the brain’s chemistry by focusing on the psychological aspect of gambling. Employees will learn about the influence of the reward system, and how brain chemistry can impact gambling behaviour through operant conditioning and habituation. Additionally, the course covers the concept of ‘withdrawal’ and its associated symptoms.

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Delve into the understanding of psychological mechanisms of gambling addiction.

Overview of learning objectives:

  • Enhance your understanding on the psychological rationale behind gambling
  • Learn how the player transitions into addiction through a process known as 'habituation'
  • Understand the key roles dopamine and the reward system play in influencing gambling behaviour
  • Understand the concept of 'withdrawal' and the symptoms involved

This course is available via iGaming Academy’s, or Company Branded, Learning Management System:

  • In an interactive format accessible worldwide
  • With access for up to 1 year
  • Downloadable certification upon completion*

Access will be provided within 1 working day, to the email address specified at purchase. You will receive your login details from, if you don’t get this information within 1 hour of receiving confirmation, then please check your spam folder.

*only available on Company Branded Learning Management Systems

After passing the assessment, you will be able to download your certificate as a PDF*. The certificate will state the following:

  • your name
  • the course title
  • the date of completion

*The certificate is only available for Company Branded Learning Management Systems

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