Millions of Americans gamble online every month, and most of them play online casino games like slot machines, craps and roulette.
But according to new research, it’s not just for fun.
A recent study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Massachusetts and the University at Buffalo found that online gambling can actually lead to violent death.
The study was published online in the journal PLOS ONE.
Researchers conducted a survey of nearly 1,200 adult online gamblers, asking them about their gambling habits and mental health issues.
The survey was conducted as part of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s (NIAAA) Alcoholism Prevention Research Project, which is looking at how people with a history of alcohol use, drug abuse or mental illness can be at greater risk of becoming involved in violent behavior.
The survey found that while 70 percent of the online gameliners had been gambling for at least five years, those who were in the gambling habit for less than a year were less likely to report problems with gambling.
This may be because people who are already in the habit have less motivation to change, and the gambling experience may be more intense, the researchers wrote.
The results may be of interest to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), which is considering whether to add gambling to its list of mental health disorders.
While the APA’s guidelines prohibit mental health professionals from prescribing alcohol and drug treatment to people who have been gambling, it has not ruled out allowing it to help with gambling disorders.
For the study, the research team conducted a series of interviews with participants.
Participants were asked how often they gambled online and how much money they gamblled.
The research team then asked how much time they spent playing slots, craptos and roules, and whether they had ever been in a shooting situation.
They also asked about their mood and whether their gambling behavior was associated with other mental health conditions.
The researchers also asked participants about their attitudes toward gambling, their perceptions of the gambling industry and their experiences playing games like video poker and slot machines.
The researchers also analyzed gambling behavior over the course of a year and found that those who reported spending a lot of time playing slots and crapto-games were more likely to be involved in other violent behavior, the study noted.
This finding could mean that people with mental health problems who gamble online are at greater risks of committing crimes, the authors wrote.
This could be especially true of people who engage in risky behaviors that are likely to lead to violence, such as gaming alone or with others.
Gambling, of course, is not new.
Studies have shown that playing slots or craptocares can cause aggression and can even lead to depression, according to the APB.
However, the results of this study suggest that a gambling addiction may be a more severe form of mental illness than other types of mental disorders.
“The study suggests that playing a game of slots or other online games that lead to a lot, even if it’s only a few times a week, could be a risk factor for other mental disorders like depression and substance use disorders,” the researchers noted.