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This book critically examines the psychology of gambling in Hong Kong and Macao. Covering the history of gambling and its development in the two jurisdictions, it highlights the prevalence and status quo of problem gambling, the theoretical perspectives on the etiology of gambling disorder, and the treatment of problem gambling. The book also introduces a personality and pathways development model of Chinese problem gamblers and concludes with outlooks on the future of gambling in Hong Kong and Macao.
Dr. Chi Chuen Chan is a professional psychologist with over 18 years of clinical experience. He has served six years as a clinical psychologist at Stanley Prison, Hong Kong and eleven years as a part-time clinical psychologist in Macao. He also spent one academic year as a full-time lecturer and student counsellor at Hong Kong Shue Yan College. His PhD is in Psychology and his field of expertise is forensic and clinical psychology, especially the psychology of gambling. He has taught extensively at universities in Hong Kong and Macao, including the University of Hong Kong, the Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Macao. He has published 2 books, 11 refereed journal articles, 9 conference proceedings and 40 paper presentations for international conferences, including one recent keynote address to the 2nd Macau Medical Association Forum. Except for 1 paperl“1
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