Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2021

Department 1



The tradition of gambling has been around for thousands of years, but has undergone a recent evolution into what it is perceived as today. This has turned it into an industry of its own, which will only continue to grow with the ongoing legalization of online gambling. Past trends in these legislations would project further economic growth tied to the gambling industry. However, the mental health implications that have been seen to stem from the practice of gambling are as present as ever. This problem associated with the industry will also be expected to climb as gambling becomes both more widespread, and easily accessible. This leaves the question of whether there is a relationship between the economic output generated by the gambling industry, and the mental health of those involved in these wagers. If such a relationship exists, how will online gambling affect this relationship?


Written for MGT 405: Advanced Topics in OS