This study explores the convergence between gambling and gaming and the implications it has for young people.
The study reports gambling and gaming are converging. Gambling products are increasingly incorporating gaming themes and elements, such as elements of skill. Video games may imitate gambling (as in the case of social casino games) and gambling may be permitted on gaming outcomes (such as with eSports).
The report highlights the growing similarities between gambling and gaming, and identifies that social casino games are highly similar to gambling. However, the report argues that a conceptual distinction can still be drawn between the two activities, although they are closely interrelated.