Anticipando la Prevención en Juegos de Azar: Oportunidades en las Políticas Sociales y la Investigación

Anticipando la Prevención en Juegos de Azar: Oportunidades en las Políticas Sociales y la Investigación


  • Asier Lakidain Sinnergiak Social Innovation (UPV/EHU)
  • Hugo Fernández University of the Basque Country

Palabras clave:

gambling harm, gambling prevention, public health, social policy, policy advocacy



Este artículo analiza las características de las comunidades de policymakers e investigadores/as para explicar las razones por las que las políticas de prevención del trastorno de juego y otros daños derivados de los juegos de azar apenas han visto transformaciones en las últimas dos décadas. A pesar de que el conocimiento existente sobre estas cuestiones sugiere la implementación de intervenciones de prevención basadas en perspectivas de salud pública, son pocas las iniciativas promovidas por gobiernos que adoptan planteamientos amplios, más allá de los defendidos por la perspectiva del Juego Responsable. Esta situación está influida por dos comunidades de actores con culturas profesionales diferenciadas: los/as responsables de políticas presentan incompatibilidades generales respecto a las políticas de prevención, las cuales son complejas y exceden los ritmos de la política institucional; a su vez, los/as investigadores/as sobre juego operan en campos dominados por planteamientos orientados a medir el trastorno de juego y con escaso interés por cuestiones estructurales. Para resolver esta situación, el texto aboga por enfatizar las desigualdades socioeconómicas relativas a los juegos de azar desde el ámbito investigador y mejorar las estrategias de comunicación científica como medio para influir en las acciones para reducir las consecuencias negativas totales derivadas de los juegos de azar.


Palabras clave: daño por juego; prevención de juego; salud pública; políticas sociales; promoción de políticas.




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