Between Gaming and Gambling investigates how gambling style systems in digital games are used and experienced by children and young people. Gambling style systems in games take many forms, such as loot boxes and card packs that players can purchase with real money to access randomised rewards like skins, weapons, and boosted character abilities. Many children and young people engage with games this way and are therefore exposed to gambling style systems. But we know very little about how children and young people understand and experience these activities – and there is currently no regulation in place to protect them from its potential harmful effects.

The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), with researchers at both Newcastle University and Loughborough University.

Based in #Sunderland or networks that are? Check out our @GamingGambRes safer gaming workshop for parents and carers, with a games session for children. 2 dates this month - details below! 👇🎮

Come along to our safer gaming workshop for parents & carers while children enjoy a games session in #Sunderland. Free drink, cake, and fruit for all who attend. Choose: 9.30am Friday 12th August or 9.30am Tuesday 16th August 2022. Booking essential!

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