Although the intentions behind gaming the system may be honorable, the practice can also have unfortunate con- sequences. Administrative tasks, documentation, and cor- respondence with other patients by telephone are often performed while nurses work with patients, which may violate professional confidentiality. When nurses choose to not abide by predefined tasks, the allocation of re- sources are based on the individual nurse’s evaluations which may lead to inequality and unfairness in providing care, as more demanding patients and families receive higher priority . Consequently, the weakest patients may suffer. As findings show, many patients are grateful for any help they receive and place few demands on nurses; these patients are vulnerable to unfair resource al- location. Furthermore, if nurses spend their energy and focus on manipulating the system rather than caring for the patients, it may cause suffering for patients and burn- out in nurses [48, 72]. Patients may also be at risk for burnout if they constantly adjust their behavior to ease nurses’ work. Many patients express that it is important to be able to remain in their home, and they might feel pres- sured to adjust their behavior to ensure they are not placed in institutions. One can ask if it is morally justifi- able to place such demands on patients.
Log files were labeled via text replays with reference to whether the student was gaming [6, 7]. Text replays represent a segment of student behavior from the log files in a textual (“pretty-printed”) form. A sequence of actions of a pre-selected duration (in this case, sets of 5 problem-solving attempts) is shown in a textual format that gives information about the actions and their context. In the portion of a text replay shown in Figures 1 and 2, the coder sees each action’s time (relative to the first action in the clip), the problem number, the input entered, how the system assessed the action (correct, incorrect), the number of constraints violated, and the current feedback level. The coder can then choose one of a set of behavior categories. Text replays provide limited information on student behavior, and require that the coder understand the user interface, in order to interpret contextual information. However, text replays offer several advantages: text replays can be classified extremely quickly (between 9 and 40 seconds per label (cf. [6, 7]), achieve acceptable inter-rater reliability , can be generated automatically from existing log files, agree well with assessments generated automatically by gaming detectors trained on field observation data , and have been previously used to train detectors of gaming the system .
To determine how often each student gamed the system, in each lesson, each student’s actions were retrospectively labeled using “text replays” . In text replays, a segment of student behavior from log files is shown in pretty-printed form, and the coder identifies the segment, in terms of whether it involves the behavior category of interest (in this case, gaming). Text replays are fast to conduct, and achieve acceptable inter-rater reliability – Cohen’s κ=0.58 in one study involving labeling gaming the system . One coder (the second author) made 18,737 text replay observations across the 22 units (labeling approximately a quarter of the transactions in the entire data set), in just over 200 hours, after multiple training sessions and checks of labeling agreement with the first author. The segments of the log files displayed were chosen by stratified sampling, across lessons and students, in order to achieve a comparable number of labels for each student in each lesson. These observations enabled us to calculate the proportion of time each student spent gaming in each lesson.
Placement Agency and Universal Placement International, two recruiting agencies owned by the same family, recruited teachers from the Philippines to teach in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. 32 Without consent from the teachers, the recruiting agency entered into lease agreements with an East Baton Rouge landlord. The teachers were given no choice in their residency and forced to live in low-quality, pest-infested housing. A reporter noted that, “on a recent visit to one unit [of the recruiter-provided housing], roaches dotted the shower stalls and scattered inside a kitchen cabinet when a teacher opened it.” They were also overcharged for their living arrangements—an $800 a month apartment with four to eight occupants, each charged $310 for rent. To keep teachers in these apartments, the agency threatened to sue teachers who sought to find better housing and intimidated those that sought assistance from friends or the broader Filipino community. 33 Once again, one can see how guest worker visas take power away from employees and allow employers or recruiters to place them in an indentured position.
The previous item “Current Situation Assessment” describes some developments in e-gaming within Canada. They include the licensing of an Internet lottery by the government of PEI and the use of the Internet by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation to promote a lottery. The proposed PEI lottery scheme, the Earth Fund Lottery, involves the sale of lottery tickets beyond PEI borders and throughout the world by using the Internet. The lottery scheme has been licensed by the province of PEI but has not been formally activated. The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC) is pursuing a legal case against the PEI-based lottery. At issue in this case is the authorization of a web site that may be accessed by residents of other Canadian provinces, beyond PEI. Under provisions of the Criminal Code, only a provincial government may determine which lottery schemes may be conducted within its provincial boundaries.
The competitive response by Northern Nevada gaming jurisdictions was limited. Casinos in Northern Nevada did relatively little to reinvest in and grow their properties in light of increased regional and national competition, due primarily to the pessimistic outlook with respect to Expected Returns on Invested Capital (EROIC) in new casino ventures. There were some notable capital improvements made to various Northern Nevada casino properties over the past two decades, such as Atlantis, Peppermill, Harrah’s, John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Montbleu, and the Grand Sierra (formerly the Reno Hilton) but, in comparison to investments in Las Vegas and California tribal gaming facilities, these were very modest. Furthermore, the number of new tourist-oriented casinos developed in the Reno/Tahoe markets was limited to only a handful: the Silver Legacy (1995) and the Siena (2001) were the only major new tourist-oriented casino resorts to come on the scene in Northern Nevada for the past two decades.
Regardless of position in society, teenagers are developmen- tally inclined to raise questions about why certain rules are in place and whether they must be there (Turiel, 2002). As discussed earlier, anger at perceived injustices in the system is one of many natural responses, and many argue for the importance of acknowledging and engaging adolescents’ critiques of society in civic education. Part of channeling anger into action involves some sense of hope that something can be different. It is interesting to see how the angry language in immigration nation, (“Get rid of this jerk!”) is targeted toward an individual. Opportunities to channel words— “That’s not fair!” or “People are getting hurt!”— into actions to change policy provide an option to play with the system, not just within the system.
Together, these trends point toward progress in the understanding of prob- lematic gaming. Inclusion of IGD in Section III of the DSM-5 has come as a result of this progress. This inclusion appears to have been well received by researchers and clinicians in the problematic gaming field (Griffiths et al., 2014b) and by those who have sought treatment for such disorders and who may now feel more validated and less stigmatized. However, for problematic gaming to be included in the section on substance-related and addictive disorders, alongside the newly included “gambling disorder,” the problematic gaming field must unite around a diagnostic definition and assessment measures so that comparisons can be made across different demographic groups and cultures. According to Petry and O’Brien (2013), problematic gaming will not be included as a separate mental disorder until (1) its defining features have been identified, (2) reliability and validity of the specific criteria have been obtained cross-culturally, (3) prevalence rates have been determined in representative epidemiological samples across the world, and (4) etiology and associated biological features have been evaluated. Fortunately, research does appear to be leading toward an emerging consensus. For example, King et al. (2013) note that across many different studies, prob- lematic gaming is commonly defined by (1) withdrawal, (2) loss of control, and (3) conflict. More such examples of unity and methodological consistency are required for sufficient empirical evidence to accumulate in support of an official DSM problematic gaming diagnosis.
Part of the success of contemporary online gaming is due to some of the psychological mechanisms (the so-called ‘structural characteristics’) employed through- out these games, such as the utilisation of ‘near-misses’. The near-miss effect is ‘a special kind of failure to reach a goal, one that comes close to being successful’ (Reid, 1986 ). These near-misses have been shown to enhance reward pathways in the brain and motivate gambling behaviours (Clark et al. 2009 ) and are associated with addiction to slot machines (Mark Griffiths, 1991 ) as well as video games (D. King et al. 2010 ; M. D. Griffiths & Nuyens, 2017 ). A study on the popular mobile game Candy Crush showed near-misses to be the most frustrat- ing outcome (as compared to wins and losses) and the outcome that triggered the largest urge to continue to play the game (Larche et al. 2017 ). Online games can also use a variety of other reinforcement techniques, such as positive reinforcement, intermittent reinforcement, and punishment, in order to increase time spent playing the game (D. King et al., 2010 ).
The first chapter of the thesis will focus on explaining the concepts of smart contracts and decentralised applications, while also exploring the variety of uses such technologies can have to familiarise the reader with these concepts. The second chapter will explore how the gaming industry has approached blockchain technology, the implications it can have on the gaming landscape, how it influenced different types of media, and what the main accomplish- ments thus far have been.
We found support for our fourth hypothesis that associations between gaming subgroups and psychosocial indicators would change when friendship quality was considered, only for males. For male Social Engaged Gamers, the association between depression and heavy gaming classes was no longer significant when friendship quality was included. Since boys (and girls) seek social support online (Lenhart, Smith, Anderson, Duggan, & Perrin, 2015; Valkenburg & Peter, 2007, 2011), male Social Engaged gamers may be successfully pursuing a pattern that improves their well-being. Although female Social Engaged Gamers had similar findings and were significantly more likely to have high-quality online and offline friendships, they showed no difference in depression as a result. This finding is puzzling; females seek relief from depression in social support (Khurana & Romer, 2012), so the finding of good-quality
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Now monthly fee to about $20, even higher than that of OnLive. The per- game model requires gamers to pur- chase the right to play a specific game title for a certain amount of time. Unfortunately, the cost of pur- chasing (actually renting) a game ti- tle for seven days would already be very close to buying the game title in retail stores. The free model allows gamers to try new games, and hope- fully pursues them to buy the actual games, where the revenue comes from game developers who pay for the advertisement of the game titles. We argue that the market of free model may not be large. Allowing gamers to play a new game might in- troduce negative effects as well: players may notice the limitations of the game, thus, decide not to buy it. According to these, we believe a more comprehensive charging model that involves cloud providers, game developers, network operators, and even gamers is the key to the larger success of cloud gaming services in the future. For instance, a game-the- ory-based pricing research should be conducted on the purpose of welfare maximization for all parties involved. Furthermore, due to the heavy ren- dering workload on cloud server at peak hours, a dynamic instant spot pricing methodology might optimize the server load balancing and also at- tracts more players with relatively lower price.
available at http://www.igb.state.il.us/revreports/. Illinois uses the term Electronic Gam- ing Device for what is commonly referred to as a slot machine. Additionally, the term Ad- justed Gross Receipts (AGR) refers to the amounts wagered less the patrons’ winnings. The AGR is reported as either the percentage of bets retained by the casino or the percent- age of returns paid out to the patron. In December 2001, the AGR for the Electronic Gam- ing Devices in Illinois were: Elgin – 5.75% retained or 94.25% returned; Joliet Harrah’s – 7.35% retained or 92.65% returned; Empress – 6.7% retained or 93.3% returned; and Au- rora – 6.36% retained or 93.64% returned. Id. The total average was 6.27% retained or 93.73% returned. Id. The December 2001 AGR for Electronic Gaming Devices in Indiana was significantly more favorable to casinos than in Illinois. The averages for casinos in Indiana were: Michigan City 6.47% or 93.53% return, East Chicago 8.21% or 91.79% re- turn, Hammond 7.24% or 92.76% return, and Gary Majestic Star 7.15% or 92.85% return for a total average of 7.3% retained by the casinos or 92.7% returned to patrons. Therefore, Indiana casinos held 0.76% over the amount held by Illinois casinos. See I ND . G AMING
Senator Reid expressed confidence that online poker regulation “will get done.” Meanwhile, the Black Friday swoop and subsequent settlements are widely seen as having “cleared the decks” for legalization and regulation. In comparison with the wrangling at the federal level, there has been somewhat more progress at the state level, with a number of initiatives to legalize online gaming proposed. The District of Columbia, for example, legalized online gaming within its jurisdiction in April 2011. But true to the entire online gaming debate, it was recently announced that a new hearing for online gaming in DC has been called. Concern was expressed that the online gaming bill, which was attached to a supplementary budget bill, was approved without proper consideration. More updates on this particular issue are expected before year end. In Nevada, Assembly Bill 258 passed the legislature and was signed by the governor and The impact of varying interpretations of the Wire Act was highlighted on Friday, April 15, 2011, when the US Department of Justice used it as the basis for legal action against a number of online poker sites. Known in the online gaming world as Black Friday, this was the day when a federal grand jury in New York indicted PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker /
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