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Article

Publication details

Hing, N 2003, 'Principles, processes and practices in responsible provision of gambling: a conceptual discussion', UNLV Gaming Research and Review, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 33-48.

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Abstract

This paper develops a definition and conceptual framework of responsible provision of gambling that integrates three central constructs in the corporate social performance literature. It depicts responsible provision of gambling as the congruence between the socially responsible principles, socially responsive processes and socially desirable outcomes that gambling operators pursue and those expected by their key stakeholders in managing the social impacts of gambling. The framework therefore provides some theoretical underpinnings to clarify the meaning of responsible provision of gambling and to facilitate its implementation in order to inform scholarly research and applied initiatives. Some potential research applications of the framework are discussed.