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Table 4 Gambling behavior before and after exceeding deposit limits

From: Virtual harm reduction efforts for Internet gambling: effects of deposit limits on actual Internet sports gambling behavior

   Fixed-odds (n = 143)   Live-action (n = 105)  
Gambling behavior
measure
  Before After Difference
test
Before After Difference
test
Percentage of active
betting days
Mean (SD) 23 (22) 26 (26)   27 (23) 26 (25)  
  Median 14 17   20 19  
  Log Mean (SD) -- -- t = -1.37 -- -- t = 0.11
Average number of
bets per active
betting day
Mean (SD) 6 (12) 7 (15)   11 (18) 9 (17)  
  Median 3 3   6 5  
  Log Mean (SD) 0.59 (0.38) 0.49 (0.43) t = 4.10* 0.78 (0.42) 0.71 (0.44) t = 2.47*
Average size of bet
in Euro
Mean (SD) 21 (48) 44 (107)   25 (43) 32 (45)  
  Median 7 9   11 17  
  Log Mean (SD) 0.90 (0.57) 1.04 (0.70) t = -3.63* 1.03 (0.57) 1.17 (0.59) t = -4.27*
Categorized
percentage of losses
       
   Overall winners n (%) 30 (21.0) 20 (14.0)   17 (16.2) 21 (20.0)  
Lowest
percentage of
losses
n (%) 41 (28.7) 40 (28.0)   59 (56.2) 43 (410)  
Intermediate
percentage of losses
n (%) 56 (39.2) 47 (32.9)   24 (22.9) 31 (29.5)  
Highest
percentage of losses
n (%) 16 (11.2) 36 (25.2) Chi2 = 15.30 5 (4.8) 10 (9.5) Chi2 = 9.38
  1. * p < .05.