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Macey, Joseph; Hamari, Juho

Gamblification: A Definition

In: New Media & Society, vol. Pre-print, 2022, ISSN: 1461-4448.

Journal article Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Consumption, Convergence, Decision-making, Digital games, Digital media, Gamblification, Gambling, Gamification, Loot boxes, Video games

Macey, Joseph; Bujić, Mila

The Talk of the Town: Community Perspectives on Loot Boxes

In: Ruotsalainen, Maria; Törhönen, Maria; Karhulahti, Veli-Matti (Ed.): Modes of Esports Engagement in Overwatch, pp. 199-223, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, ISBN: 978-3-030-82766-3.

Book chapter Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Content analysis, Convergence, Gambling, Legal, Loot boxes, Overwatch


Macey, Joseph

A Whole New Ball Game: The Growing Prevalence of Video Game-Related Gambling

2021, ISBN: 978-952-03-2190-1.

Doctoral thesis Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Addiction, Betting, Cognitive bias, Consumption, Convergence, Digital media, Electronic sports, Free-to-play, Gamblification, Gambling, Gamification, Gaming, Loot boxes, MSSC, Problem gambling, Skins gambling, Video games, Virtual goods

Kinnunen, Jani

Rahat, peli ja rahapelaamisen sosiaaliset palkkiot

2021, ISBN: 978-952-03-2172-7.

Doctoral thesis Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Bingo, Free-to-play, Gambling, Game currency, Online gambling, Peliraha, Pelit, Pelivaluutat, Play money, Poker, Qualities of money, Rahan merkitykset, Rahapelit, Social networks

Macey, Joseph; Hamari, Juho; Sjöblom, Max; Törhönen, Maria

Relationships Between the Consumption of Gamblified Media and Associated Gambling Activities in a Sample of Esports Fans

In: Bujić, Mila; Koivisto, Jonna; Hamari, Juho (Ed.): Proceedings of the 5th International GamiFIN Conference Levi, Finland, April 7-9, 2021, pp. 120-129, CEUR-WS, 2021, ISSN: 1613-0073.

In proceedings Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Betting, Electronic sports, Gamblification, Gambling, Loot boxes, Skins, Video games


Macey, Joseph; Kinnunen, Jani

The Convergence of Play: Interrelations of Social Casino Gaming, Gambling, and Digital Gaming in Finland

In: International Gambling Studies, vol. 20, iss. 3, pp. 414-435, 2020, ISSN: 1445-9795.

Journal article

Abstract | Links | Tags: Convergence, Digital games, Gambling, Online environments, Social casino games


Albarrán-Torres, César; Apperley, Thomas H.

Poker Avatars: Affective Investment and Everyday Gambling Platforms

In: Media International Australia, vol. 172, iss. 1, pp. 103-113, 2019, ISSN: 1329-878X.

Journal article Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: App, Avatars, Gambling, Online casino, Platform