Gambling in Great Britain: A response to Rogers


Comments on an article by J. Rogers (see record 2013-10183-004). A recent issue of Practice: Social Work in Action featured a paper by Rogers that examined whether the issue of problem gambling was a suitable case for social work. Rogers' overview was (in various places) out of date, highly selective, contradictory, presented unsupported claims and somewhat misleading. Rogers' paper is to be commended for putting the issue of problem gambling on the social work agenda. However, social workers need up-to-date information and contextually situated information if they are to make informed decisions in helping problem gamblers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)

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