2018 年 30 巻 Special_issue 号 p. 211-216
In Japan, gambling has been illegal except for certain types of gambling. Some types of gambling were recently legalized with the Integrated Resort (IR) Promotion Law for setting up casino resorts. However, this law does not legalize all acts of illegal gambling. Therefore, we examined the possibility of adopting psychological approaches to treat problems related to illegal gambling. Results suggested the significance of using functional analysis to examine the problem of illegal gambling as gambling disorders. Furthermore, personal traits associated with illegal gambling need to be ascertained. Then, to solve illegal gambling problems, these findings should be integrated with efforts to improve and rehabilitate individuals in the Japanese judicial and criminal justice systems, such as avoiding risk-situations and setting adaptive goals. Accumulating knowledge of psychological approaches remains a task for the future.