Internet Gamblers More Likely to Use Alcohol, Marijuana Than Offline Gamblers

AHEYMHPeople who engage in Internet gambling, such as online poker, are more likely to use alcohol and marijuana than those who gamble offline, a new study suggests.

Online gamblers also were found to be involved in more types of gambling, and spent more money and time playing, PsychCentral.com reports.

Researchers from Concordia University in Montreal studied 8,456 offline-only gamblers and 111 people who gambled both online and offline. Participants were asked how often they gambled in the past year, how much money and time they spent gambling on a typical occasion, and how much alcohol and marijuana they used.

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